Bekaert to Show Eco-Friendly Loop and Hook Binding at drupa

Drupa 2012 is set to run May 3-16, 2012, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

KORTRIJK, BELGIUM—March 5, 2012—Visitors to Bekaert’s stand at drupa 2012 will see the latest binding innovations to hit the market. The company has created new ways to customize wire binding products, while making them greener and eligible for certification. It will showcase new products in Hall 11, Stand C55.

Supporting creativity
Bekaert has more than 50 years’ experience of developing coated wires for bound stationery. The company has four specialized coated wires, all available in an extensive color palette: Metalobind, Nylobind, Tinobind and Ecobind.

And to help create more visually striking products, Bekaert now offers the option to combine two colors on one wire. The Bekaert combined colors wire is a brand-new, unique polymer-coated wire with ink dots printed on the surface. It can accommodate any design—the wire is available in a wide range of colors and it can be printed with any color to match.

Ecobind is a popular eco-friendly alternative for wires with a petro-chemical coating. The range has recently been expanded with more color options, ensuring that Ecobind is now more than just green: it also offers customers the freedom to explore a broad spectrum of design options.

Format Werk boosts green credentials with Ecobind
Format Werk, Austria’s largest producer of stationery for schools and offices, has capitalized on the benefits of Ecobind. The company recently received the renowned Blue Angel certificate for its complete Formati, Format-X and Ursus Green notebooks. Before using Ecobind, only the products’ jackets and cover sheet paper were eligible for the certification.

“Consumers and businesses are increasingly aware of their environmental responsibilities,” says Thomas Riemer, managing director of Format Werk. “We’re committed to using high-quality, sustainable raw materials that are sourced responsibly.

“Incorporating Ecobind into our paper products, and partnering with an eco-friendly company like Bekaert, will help us meet this commitment.”

Bekaert invites visitors to visit the company in Stand C55 in Hall 11 of the Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, from May 3-16, 2012.

About Bekaert
Bekaert is a global technological and market leader in advanced solutions based on metal transformation and coatings, and the world’s largest independent manufacturer of drawn steel wire products. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing 28 000 people worldwide. Serving customers in 120 countries, Bekaert pursues sustainable profitable growth in all its activities and generated € 4.5 billion combined sales in 2010.

Source: Bekaert.