2022 FTA Sustainability Excellence Award Recipients Announced

BOHEMIA, NY—FTA has revealed the results of the 2022 FTA Sustainability Excellence Award competition. Two winners and two honorable mentions were chosen out of a record number of entries in the program’s 22-year history.

The announcement was made on Sunday, March 13 during the Awards Banquet at FORUM 2022, FTA’s annual four-day technical conference.

The Sustainability Excellence Award is given to companies who demonstrate a commitment to and pursuit of sustainable package printing in one of two categories: Sustainability Program or Innovations in Sustainability.

The two companies recognized as winners are:

  • Industrias de Plasticos SA de CV (INPLASA), of Valle de Amarateca, Francisco Morazán, Honduras CA, recognized in the Sustainability Programs category for its five-part project focused on clean energy and sustainable waste management
  • Footprint LLC, of Gilbert, AZ, recognized in the Innovations in Sustainability category for its technology in manufacturing plant-based fiber for container packaging

Two companies were also awarded an honorable mention in the Innovations in Sustainability category: Sun Chemical of Parsippany, NJ and TC Transcontinental Packaging of Chicago, IL.

“The surge in entries this year illustrates that even through difficult times, companies recognize the importance of sustainable practices and make them a priority,” said FTA Sustainability Consultant Doreen Monteleone. “We are impressed by the innovative methods the flexographic industry is developing to reduce the environmental impact of printing.”

Read about the two recipients of a 2022 Sustainability Excellence Award and this year’s honorable mentions in the March issue of FLEXO Magazine.

In addition to the Sustainability Excellence Award, FTA also announced the recipients of its other honors and awards, including the 2022 Excellence in Flexography Awards, 2022 Technical Innovation Award, President’s Award honorees and Hall of Fame inductee.

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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 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 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.