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Good collaboration is the key to success

PEGRAS, in collaboration with NSSN and several Australian universities, PEGRAS managing partner Dr Stephanus Peters said significant progress has been made industry-wide in the sustainability space with great expansion in the use of environmentally friendly green chemistry and increasing focus on reducing environmental footprint is looking for solutions to tackle some of these environmental problems."We have to start with the Dr McCallum said. environmental end in mind; this means In developing customised smart sensing solutions, scientists and engineers

fuse multiple sensing techniques from areas such as optical sensing and surface chemistry alongside data analytics to enhance the manufacturing process. "We can expect that environmental controls will get more stringent as we understand more about toxins and

at the product design stage. Selection of substrates that can be recycled and inks, coatings and adhesives that can be removed at the end of life cycle for reuse in the circular economy model should be considered," Dr Peters said. PEGRAS is a technical solutions

consulting company operating in the associated fields of chemistry, print and packaging media, industrial equipment and related manufacturing sectors. Many printing companies in Australia are SMBS which require new products and systems that fit individual needs. "Integrated technologies such as new innovated drying systems, energy-saving innovations and mixed printing processes can be developed," Dr Peters said. "The printing industry is now a very complex production environment, and in collaboration with NSSN, can help solve complex challenges." "Universities and research institutes can help in many ways, be it environmental solutions, integrated technology developments, energy savings orpersonalised automatisations and Industry 4.0 access," Dr Peters said.

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