At Interzum in May, Impress launched a revolutionary new resin for paper impregnation.

The decor paper printer announced that it had successfully substituted up to 5% of melamine resin with a resin made form sugar.

As melamine resin comes basically from fossil materials, the sugar-based substitute is seen as an environmentally positive solution.

The company claims that this new resin substitutes three truckloads of melamine per month, equivalent to an annual quantity of 700 tons of melamine replaced.

Local availability of the sugar-based raw material also saves on transport miles, says the company.