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Manage your thermal donor ribbon and thermal photo prints in a safe, environmentally sound, and cost effective manner.

Thermal Donor Ribbon

Thermal ribbons consist of cyan, magenta, yellow and clear coloured patches coated on a thin (~12 micron) polyethylene terephthalate plastic (PET, SPI plastic resin code 1) film spooled on 2 plastic cores. Although used ribbons are suitable for recycling, since they contain latent images we recommend incineration with energy recovery as the most appropriate treatment and to maintain security of the images. Companies used should provide a certificate of destruction. If incineration with energy recovery is unavailable, incineration without energy recovery is the next best environmental option. Finally, if no incineration facilities are available, used ribbons are non hazardous and can be landfilled.

 

Thermal Photo Prints

Wastes or unwanted Kodak Alaris thermal paper prints cannot be reused nor are they suitable for conventional paper recycling. The prints are made of fibre-based paper (~150 micron) coated on both sides with very thin layers of polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE). These coatings protect the prints making them water-resistant, wipeable and stain resistant. Hence, their composition makes incineration with energy recovery the best environmental option for waste treatment. If incineration with energy recovery is unavailable, incineration without energy recovery is the next best environmental option. Finally, if no incineration facilities are available, these papers are non hazardous and can be landfilled.