Fastback Binding Machines and the Environment
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Fastback Green Statement - Green Binding
Consideration for the environment and environmental issues has been a
major focus at Powis Parker throughout our history. As we developed our
document finishing systems, we worked to ensure that, whenever possible,
the components that went into the equipment and the ingredients of our
finished products were environmentally friendly.
An on-going process
We have qualified — and will continue to qualify — paper manufacturers, adhesive vendors, par ts
suppliers, and others. Our objective is to develop working relationships with companies that
demonstrate a concern for the environment and wise use of our resources in their manufacturing
processes, use of materials and corporate philosophies.
Paper and composition materi al - recycled content
Currently, the bulk of our papers and composition materials are FSC (Forest Stewardship
Council) cer tified and contain 30% recycled and/or post-consumer waste content. We continue
to urge our paper suppliers to increase their overall percentage of recycled content and post –
Paper based binding - recyclable
Unlike plastic comb and coil binding, Powis binding is paper based and has a low environmental
impact. Most Powis bound documents can be recycled at any place you would recycle your
magazines and newspapers. Fur ther, we are pressing our suppliers to use paper manufacturing
processes that employ the latest technology with the least adverse environmental impact.
The polymers used for our strips are manufactured in the USA under strict environmental
standards. Our products are manufactured to environmental codes as subject to California
manufacturing standards. From materials used to make the strips, to the manufacturing, and the customer’s ability to recycle bound documents with our Binderstrips, Powis Parker is committed to making products with as little environmental impact as possible.
hardcovers are made from 100% recycled board.
The leather cover material is from the Valencia region of Spain,
handcrafted from the leading vendor in recycling leather fibers.
Their chemistry, water re-use and air quality exceed rigorous European
The fiber content of the Bonded Leather is 100% recycled cowhide
fibers. The fibers are bound together by natural latex, a renewable
resource tapped from Hevea trees without harming the tree.
The bonded leather is a pre-consumer recycled leather that gives
renewed life to otherwise discarded cowhide fiber shavings generally
sent to landfills. The supply of shavings exceeds the demand for bonded
leather, so each additional square foot of bonded leather produced
reduces the quantity of shavings sent to landfills.
The Fastback machines
Fastback document binding machines are designed, engineered and manufactured for safe use
in offices, print shops and other facilities. Unlike traditional adhesive binding methods, with the
Fastback system the hot adhesive is wrapped between the binderstrip backing and pages of
the documents, so fumes are not released into the atmosphere. Fastback binding machines
have received safety approvals from UL, TUV, CUL, and MITI.