FTA Accepting Entries for 2019 Sustainability Excellence Awards

BOHEMIA, NY – Nov. 7, 2018 – FTA, the leading member-based organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the flexographic print process, is pleased to announce it is accepting entries for the 2019 Sustainability Excellence Awards competition. The deadline for entry submission is Feb. 1, 2019.

“FTA is proud to honor its members for the advancements they have made in sustainability,” said Doreen Monteleone, manager of the Sustainability Excellence Awards program. “For nearly two decades, we have recognized the business practices and new technologies that have helped to shape and elevate flexographic printing as a more sustainable printing process.”

FTA recognized Heritage Envelopes Ltd, an international member from the United Kingdom, in 2018 for its product, PackMail. This “boxless” packaging alternative for shipping and storing envelopes keeps the product flat, safe from damage, reduces the environmental footprint, cuts back on waste, and lowers COoutput and fuel consumption.

The Sustainability Excellence Awards competition is open to any stakeholder in the flexographic printing supply chain, whether an FTA member or not. This includes printers, suppliers, designers, prepress providers, educational facilities and print buyers. Entries will be judged in one of two categories: Sustainability Programs and Innovations in Sustainability.

For more information about the competition, visit http://flexography.org/honors-awards/sustainability-excellence/or contact Doreen Monteleone.

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About FTA: Chartered in 1958, FTA is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others–together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,350 member sites that represent more than 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.