Boston, Massachusetts, October 27, 2008 – Arthur Blank & Co. is introducing the AB HybridCard™ into its GreenLine™ suite of environmentally friendly products. An industry first, the AB HybridCard™ is part recycled and part virgin PVC. The .030” thick material is comprised of a recycled plastic core sandwiched between two layers of traditional bright white PVC resulting in a 50% recycled plastic and 50% traditional PVC product. The outer layers of traditional PVC provide an excellent printing surface while the recycled core provides all the environmental benefits associated with recycled material including helping to reduce energy consumption and reducing the amount of PVC entering landfills.
Another first, The AB HybridCard™ also contains post-consumer material in addition to the pre-consumer content coming from Arthur Blank’s program for reutilization of factory scrap. The addition of post-consumer content into the product is a step forward in providing additional demand for the material and helps to further develop the PVC recycling loop.
Jake Jacobs, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development says "The AB HybridCard™ provides environmentally conscious customers with the best of both worlds - the environmental benefits of a recycled product coupled with the premium print performance you would get from printing on virgin PVC." Arthur Blank's introduction of the AB HybridCard™ is the latest addition to Arthur Blank's GreenLine™ suite of environmentally friendly stock choices that also includes the CornCard USA®, AB RecycledCard™, and the AB BiodegradableCard™.
Founded in 1934, Arthur Blank & Co. is a leading North American producer of secure and private label plastic cards. Located in Boston, Massachusetts and Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, Arthur Blank has the capacity to print up to 1.5 billion cards per year. Arthur Blank's cards are currently being utilized as secure cards (including MasterCard, Visa and Discover), bank cards; drivers' licenses; private label credit cards; security and access cards; national ID cards; membership and gift cards; and gaming and hotel key cards. For more information on the AB HybridCard™ and all of Arthur Blank's other card products, visit www.arthurblank.com or call 617-325-9600.
American Banknote Corporation is a holding company and the parent of the ABnote Group, which operates through its subsidiary companies: American Banknote S.A. in Brazil, Leigh Mardon in Australia, ABnote NZ in New Zealand, CPS Technologies in France, ABnote Europe, s.r.o. in the Czech Republic, Keystone Manufacturing in Canada, and American Bank Note Company and Arthur Blank & Co. in the United States. ABnote, which traces its founding to 1795 and American patriot Paul Revere, is a global supplier of secure documents, services and systems. Principal products include secure plastic cards, phone cards, paper certificates, lottery tickets, passports, state titles, certificates of origin, stock certificates, and checks. Services include print production, personalization, secure warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment. For more information on American Banknote, visit www.americanbanknote.com or call 201-592-3400.
Rick Barbieri, Arthur Blank & Co.
(617) 325-9600 Ext. 200
Tim Wright, American Banknote Corporation
(610) 892-3938 Ext. 6100
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