Sustainability

The key to sustainable profitability lies in the details

Our doctor blades are a small but central part of the printing process. How can we meet increasing demands on productivity and sustainability combined with increasing profitability? We are certain that this is possible if we focus on all the parts in the chain.

The packaging industry is facing a transformation, where all parties involved need to participate actively. Solutions, concepts and products need to be designed in such a way that they may interact seamlessly with others up or down the value chain in order for the end-user to be confident that the final product will meet expectations.

A journey on many levels

Demands on higher printing speeds, shorter runs and faster deliveries are continuously increasing. Multi-color printing with very narrow tolerances is fast becoming the new standard. Furthermore, the transition from solvent-based to water-based inks has started and is picking up speed all over the world. In Europe, this transition is near complete and we have learned a lot from this journey.

Environmental aspects are part of sustainability and as important for our survival as an industry is the fact that the products at every level are financially sustainable. An unexpected stop in production is very costly from a number of perspectives: materials (ink, substrates etc.) are wasted, production uptime is lost, and man-hours are spent mending issues rather than focusing on productivity.

Worry-free on optimal usage

Our doctor blades are a small but central part of the printing process. How can we meet increasing demands on productivity and sustainability combined with increasing profitability? We are certain that this is possible if we focus on all the parts in the chain.

The packaging industry is facing a transformation, where all parties involved need to participate actively. Solutions, concepts and products need to be designed in such a way that they may interact seamlessly with others up or down the value chain in order for the end-user to be confident that the final product will meet expectations.

It´s all about the details

Circular mindset

The high-quality Swedish steel in our products is made from recycled steel and can further be recycled into new products after end-of-life as a doctor blade.

Instead of relying on processes that produce toxic waste or waste doomed to end up in landfills, such as what originates from wet-chemical processing, we focus our efforts on our patented and emission-free nano-treatment, to retain full recyclability in all parts of the process. Energy consumption is an unavoidable part of the process. Like many others, we are transitioning into renewable energy usage. Today, our solar panels cover about a third of our total energy consumption. We are also happy to help to reduce emissions from transports by planning and optimizing your product portfolio, stock and transport route. We can save a lot of money and reduce environmental impact together by planning ahead to avoid air transport.

Jimmy Nyström

Circular mindset

The high-quality Swedish steel in our products is made from recycled steel and can further be recycled into new products after end-of-life as a doctor blade. Instead of relying on processes that produce toxic waste or waste doomed to end up in landfills, such as what originates from wet-
chemical processing, we focus our efforts on our patented and emission-free nano-treatment, to retain full recyclability in all parts of the process.

Energy consumption is an unavoidable part of the process. Like many others, we are transitioning into renewable energy usage. Today, our solar panels cover about a third of our total energy consumption.

We are also happy to help to reduce emissions from transports by planning and optimizing your product portfolio, stock and transport route. We can save a lot of money and reduce environmental impact together by planning ahead to avoid air transport.

Our founders: Kenth, Anja, Jonas, Allan & Arne.

The company was formed by a dedicated team with long experience from the printing, doctor blade and steel industry.

PrimeBlade Sweden AB was founded in 2009 by a team of dedicated and skilled people, with extensive experience from the printing and packaging industry.

A global sales network was set up by Kenth Sandström, where his background and history regarding Doctor Blades was an important factor.

With his background from the steel industry, Allan Lunnerfjord contributed with innovative ideas and products that were well received globally, culminating in the patented and award-winning Nano series.

The founding team, with different skills, along with dedicated operators in the production, together built a strong company with products that still are much appreciated in the printing and packaging arena. Now the success story continues