Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Image Microsystems Wins Green Product Showcase Award at ISA 2011

Image Microsystems Wins Green Product Showcase Award

Patent pending MicroStrate™ sign substrate is a versatile material made completely of recycled e-waste plastic. Image Microsystems' proprietary manufacturing process combines "dirty" plastic found in spent printer cartridges and computer or printer housings and converts it into resilient, cost-effective, earth-friendly products. Recent tests conducted by Texas Tech University show that MicroStrate™ sign substrate is as durable as aluminum, but is much greener, contributing only ¼ the carbon footprint.

Dirty plastic is considered valueless in the recycling supply chain and as a result frequently ends up in landfills. Now, purchasers of signage and markers made from MicroStrate™ can save money on a product as tough -- but not as theft-prone as aluminum -- while simultaneously feeling good about contributing to carbon footprint and e-waste reduction. As a result of these benefits, MicroStrate™ signage has recently been installed on roadways in several municipalities and on large corporate campuses.