More than 80 companies in Tunisia have benefited from a Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production, RECP project that has been implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, and funded by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs, SECO.
This, according to a statement by UNIDO was one of the outcomes announced during the RECP programme’s final workshop held in Tunis.
It was attended by more than 150 representatives from the government, public institutions, the private sector, NGOs and international organizations.
UNIDO industrial development officer and project manager, Smail Alhilali, “Since 2010, the project has been providing technical assistance to 80 companies in applying RECP. More than 350 people, including 60 unemployed young people, have benefited from RECP training”.
“The project, which had a budget of about EUR 3 million, should enable beneficiary enterprises to reap by 2030 profits estimated at EUR 70 million,” he said.
The project has assisted Tunisian small and medium-size enterprises, SMEs in applying an RECP methodology that has improved their productive use of materials, energy and water as well as reduced their generation of waste, effluents and emissions.
Through the project, UNIDO has supported targeted companies working in the textile, leather tanning, food processing, surface treatment and hotels sectors.
Experts from Tunisia’s National Cleaner Production Centre participated in the implementation of the project together with members of the global RECP network and Specialized Technical Centres of Tunisia’s Ministries of Industry and Tourism, with the support of Swiss RECP experts.
Sharp unveils new digital colour printing machine
Sharp Corporation International and Altech SFICO Ltd, has expanded their market share in electronic business in Nigeria by inaugurating a new digital colour press.
The company explained in Lagos that the colour press is an innovation that will enhance printing production through new cutting edge with added finishing options.
General Manager, Sharp Nigeria, Mr Philip Johny, who represented Mr. Ravinder Kumar, General Manager, Business Solution, Sharp Middle East and Africa, unveiled the two digital printing machines, Pro-Digital Colour Press MX-7500N and 6500N.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports Kumar as saying that the innovation in digital colour printing machine follows the global demand for aesthetics and precised printing production.
“Driven by the growing demand of productivity, colour printing and in-house print production in Nigeria, we are excited to showcase our latest technology to the Nigerian market,” he said.
He said that the digital printing machine, “a heavy-duty productivity booster, is a powerful, fully integrated solution for businesses looking for professional touch in their production”.
The machine, he said, incorporated advanced technology, integrated network scanning and flexible configurations that expedited and streamlined work flow.
Additional features of the machine include a user-friendly 15.4-inch colour LCD touch screen panel and full suite of paper feed.
According to him, the finishing options of the machine are stapling, punching, edge-to-edge printing, full-bleed booklet making, variety of folding options and paper thickness handling.
Kumar also introduced a range of multifunction printers that were more than a copier but with advanced features like customised home screen and a menu that provided specific guidance and retractable keyboard.
He said that the printer could use coloured papers, produce a shiny effect and print 1,000 papers per hour.

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