Unibind Releases Eco-Friendly Photobooks
Alpharetta, Georgia-based Peleman Industries Inc., manufacturer of the award-winning Unibind PhotoBook Creator and a line of high-quality binding and lamination products, announced its environmentally friendly Unibind Green PhotoBooks, which are made from natural and recycled materials. The Unibind Green PhotoBooks will be debuted at the 2008 Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Convention, held January 31 to February 2, 2008 in Las Vegas. The Green PhotoBooks are manufactured with a natural cover comprised of 100 percent cotton-flax, made from natural and recycled materials.
Additionally, 35 percent of Unibind’s products are made with recycled materials. The environmentally friendly PhotoBook is one of several initiatives by Unibind to make its operations as safe as possible for the environment. “Guido Peleman’s, founder of Peleman Industries Worldwide, mission was always to be ‘green,’” said Brigitte Peleman-Vantieghem, CEO of Unibind North America. “An example is our commitment to environmental ethics. Thirty-five percent of our products sold are made with recycled materials, and all of our office building’s roofs in Belgium are being solar-paneled. In addition, we have implemented recycling programs at both our Belgium and U.S. operations.”
“We’re proud to be the first company to offer a ‘green’ photo book. The PhotoBook is one example of Unibind’s determination to make its operations as eco-friendly as possible. 100 percent natural, the Green PhotoBook offers the same high-quality binding capability of the Unibind professional line of books,” said Rusty Redecker, vice president of Photo for Unibind North America.
Unibind is the North American arm of Peleman Industries, a privately held manufacturer of binding, laminating and presentation products founded in 1939. Its worldwide headquarters is in Puurs, Belgium.