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Colormaker targets carbon neutral
by 2025

Northern Beaches based sustainable ink and paint manufacturer, Colormaker Industries, celebrated 2 years of solar powered manufacturing in December 2021. Since their solar array went live in September 2019, they’ve saved a massive 360 tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions.

Colormaker’s owner, David Stuart, said that “In order to thrive, we have had to do things differently. We are honoured that Zali Steggall, Australian Federal MP and champion of renewable energy, agreed to cut the cake and celebrate this milestone with Colormaker”.

PERMASET Inks, LUXAPOOL Swimming Pool Paints and COLORMAKER House Paints
Colormaker manufactures PERMASET® eco-friendly textile screen printing inks, COLORMAKER low-VOC house paints and ACRYLMERIC low-VOC water-proofing membranes.  The company is also the manufacturer of LUXAPOOL®, Australia’s largest selling range of swimming pool paint. Their PERMASET Ink range is sold worldwide through a network of distributors across the UK, Europe, United States, Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, whilst other products are sold Australia wide.

Support of Environmental and Community Projects
Colormaker’s sustainability doesn’t stop with their products; their entire approach to business cares for the environment and local communities. Here’s how…

FREE the REEF campaign 

Colormaker supported the FREE THE REEF live screen-printing tour around Australia with PERMASET Inks using the power of art to raise awareness and funds to support protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

Janakpur Women’s Centre, Nepal

Nellie Rose was awarded the British Council Artists International Development Award and has used her experience to teach screen printing workshops to Janakpur female artists in Nepal using PERMASET eco-friendly inks.
Colormaker supported textile artist Nellie Rose in her collaboration with the Janakpur Women’s Development Centre in Nepal.

Screen Printing Classes for Students in the Northern Territory, Australia

Screen-printing adventures at the YMCA in Katherine, NT thanks to the support of PERMASET Inks. The girls were super excited about all the amazing colour possibilities of the PERMATONE colour matching system.
The joy on this student’s face says it all as the girls mixed, matched and were stunned by the wonderful prints they could create using PERMATONE Organic Approved inks.

Targeting Carbon Neutrality by 2025

Colormaker Industries is targeting carbon neutrality by 2025. The business is employing a range of measures to reduce their environmental impact; including an increasing focus on the development of solvent free and water-based technologies and significant investment in R&D to eliminate harmful chemicals from all products.  Colormaker has improved the energy efficiency of their production through the installation of equipment to reduce energy consumption and is evolving changed work practices. They recently introduced rPET packaging, they recycle paper, water and metal and have an electric vehicle (EV) for local deliveries exclusively charged using their own clean solar power.

However, their climate action plan doesn’t stop there. The next step in Colormaker’s sustainability journey is a big battery to store their solar power (slated for March 2022), an electric forklift or two. In the pipeline is a carbon farm where carbon can be sequestered in soil and they can plant both native and other trees to offset carbon emissions.

“Our planet is very fragile and we haven’t got a moment to lose. Sustainability is something that we care deeply about. We’re delighted that, with our solar array, there’s now a little bit of Australian sunshine in every drop we make” advised MD, David Stuart. 

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