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FUJIFILM DIMATIX RECEIVES 2010 NH GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN POLLUTION PREVENTION

Lebanon, N.H., January 10, 2011 – For having developed and implemented solutions to prevent pollution and waste, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. the world’s leading provider of inkjet printheads for industrial applications, today received the 2010 New Hampshire Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention. New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and Department of Environmental Services (DES) Commissioner Tom Burack presented the award to Dimatix at a ceremony at the State Capitol in Concord N.H.

The Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention–recognizes outstanding pollution prevention practices in New Hampshire businesses and organizations that have successfully reduced or eliminated waste at the source.

Dimatix was lauded for eliminating over 2,100 gallons per year of hazardous waste Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) and associated management costs by using an innovative vapor deposition method to replace a wet bath process. The company also has worked with its supply chain to ensure that pollutants such as lead, mercury, cadmium, haxavalent chromium and hazardous fire retardants are eliminated from its products.

Dimatix also was recognized for having installed capacitors on its electric motors and adding an equipment-specific lubricant to compressors to extend their life. From this initiative alone, the company is saving over one million kilowatt-hours annually – the equivalent of removing 792 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year.

“We are deeply honored to receive the 2010 Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention and to be recognized for our persistent efforts to build a more sustainable business by employing practices that reduce pollution and waste,” said Joel Wood, Vice President, Operations, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. “During the past year, these efforts have also resulted in Dimatix having recycled nearly 10 tons of paper, two tons of plastic, one ton of aluminum and tin, five tons of glass and 10 tons of cardboard. These and many other changes have required concerted and coordinated efforts within the company and stronger working relationships with our suppliers. With a common goal in mind, it’s clear that the results can be significant and the achievements can benefit both the environment and the bottom line.”

Dimatix is guided by a Fujifilm Group leadership policy of corporate social responsibility (CSR), the overarching goal of which is to help enhance the quality of life of people worldwide. This philosophy dictates using leading edge propriety technologies to provide top quality products and services that contribute to the advancement of culture, science, technology and industry, as well as improve health and protect the environment. This policy led Fujifilm Group to be ranked 177 in the Newsweek 2009 Green Rankings, which rates the 500 largest U.S. Companies on the sustainability of their practices.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., the world's leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads for industrial applications, is driving a revolution in inkjet technology to support a new generation of products for printing, industrial product decoration and materials deposition. The company's innovative inkjet technology and world-class fabrication techniques enable OEMs, system integrators and manufacturers to build cutting-edge systems and manufacturing processes for high-performance, precision printing of traditional inks and deposition of functional fluids on all types of surfaces, including flexible substrates.

A wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and maintains U.S. product development and manufacturing operations in California and New Hampshire. The company sells and supports its products worldwide through offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Singapore. For more information, visit www.dimatix.com.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 20 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2009, and in the year ended March 31, 2010, had global revenues of $23.5 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

*At an exchange rate of 93 yen to the dollar.

For more information, please contact:

Ed Chrusciel
FUJIFILM Dimatix
603-443-5364
echrusciel@dimatix.com

 

 

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More information about the Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention is available at http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pps/ppgap/index.htm

If you would like to receive a high resolution photo of the award ceremony, please contact Sue DeHavens at sdehavens@dimatix.com.