Articles & Webinars

Sustainability

Booming Boards, Green Growth. 2016. FLEXO Magazine. July

A Breath of Fresh Air – Pollution Solutions Created in US Can Work Overseas. 2016. Flexo iQ. Apr.

Sustainability Benefits – Don’t’ Ignore the ROI – Apply Three Pillars: People, Planet, Profit. 2013. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

Sustainable by Design – Patented Green Technology Reinvents Packaging Process. 2013. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

Scorecards, Bags, Indexes – Walmart: Taking Steps to Sell More Sustainable Products. 2013. FLEXO Magazine. Oct.

Packaging Performance Indicators – Sustainability & Security Predicted to Surpass Cost as Primary Business Drivers in Next Decade. 2012. FLEXO Magazine. Nov.

The Green Manufacturing Cycle – Flexible and Efficient. 2012. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

An Evolution in Sustainability. 2012. Sustainable FLEXO. Summer

Sustainability is Good Business – Four Benefits for Organizations. 2012. Sustainable FLEXO. Summer

Sustainability in the Flexo Industry. 2012. Sustainable FLEXO. Spring

Commitment to Continuous Improvement. 2011. SGP Video

Sustainability & the Flexo Industry Update. 2011. FLEXO Magazine. April

Europe’s Sustainable Packaging Perspective – Eco-Friendly and Unbreakable. 2011. Sustainable FLEXO. Winter

People, Planet, Profit – Flexography Principles & Practices Spotlights Environment, Health & Safety. 2010. Sustainable FLEXO. Summer

Sustainability = Success – Report Claims Most CEOs See Eco Efforts as Essential. 2010. Sustainable FLEXO. Summer

The New Era of Sustainable Print. 2010. Sustainable FLEXO. Winter

Green, Government & Growth. 2010. Sustainable FLEXO. Winter

Productivity, Efficiency, Added-Value and Sustainability. Web-fed Flexo’s Fab Four Carton Benefits. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. Aug.

Green Pain in the Supply Chain – WRI Dubs Ecoflation New Risk for Packaging. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. March

Sustainability from a Federal Perspective. 2009. Sustainable FLEXO. Winter

Printers & Questions – Sustainability First Steps. 2008. FLEXO Magazine. Jan.

Printers & Questions – Sustainability in Corrugated. 2007. FLEXO Magazine. Oct.

Flexo Goes Green – Sustainability Has its Stand-Outs. 2007. FLEXO Magazine. Oct.

Cradle-to-Cradle Design Essential First Steps to Sustainability. 2007. FLEXO Magazine. Oct.

Printers & Questions Sustainability. 2007. FLEXO Magazine. July

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership

2016 SGP Certification Criteria. 2016. SGP Webinar

The Impact of SGP Certification. 2015. SGP Webinar

Get Unstuck in Sustainability Conversations that Matter. 2015. SGP Webinar

Sustainable Innovations in Print Shops. 2015. SGP Webinar

Return on Investments – Energy Efficiencies. 2015 SGP Webinar

Starflex Packaging, Robinette Co., Secure SGP Certification – Welcome Print Buyers’ Increased Interest. 2013. Sustainable FLEXO. Earth Day

SGP Partnership Update Three Years and Counting. 2011. FLEXO Magazine. Dec.

Understanding SGP Certification. 2013. SGP Webinar

The Importance of Certification. 2011. SGP Video

Environmental Health & Safety Programs. 2011. SGP Video

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership – A Multi-Association Endeavor to Assist in Green Goals. 2008. FLEXO Magazine. March

Company Profiles

Success by 1,000 Cuts – Kendall Packaging, Specialty Printing Show a Little Can Add to a Lot.2016. FLEXO Magazine. Apr.

Generations of Sustainability: Family Owned Walle Corp. Continues Environmental Focus. 2015. FLEXO Magazine. Jan.

Green By Nature: Specialty Printing Achieves SGP Certification. 2015. FLEXO Magazine. Jan.

Aiming for Sustainability, Target Labels & Packaging. 2014. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

2014 FTA Sustainability Excellence Award Winners – Accredo Packaging & Avery Dennison Conserve Energy, Trim Waste, Promote Recyclability, Reduce Emissions. 2014. FLEXO Magazine. May

Renewability, Recycling, Designing for the Environment – Focus of Sustainability at Tetra Pak. 2014. Sustainable FLEXO. Earth Day

A Green History – Label Impressions’ Environmentally Conscious Past, Present & Future. 2014. Sustainable FLEXO. Earth Day

Global Packaging Sells Sustainability & Innovation. 2013. Sustainable FLEXO. Spring

Green Team. 2013. Sustainable FLEXO. Spring

Staying Sustainable – Efficiency Growth, Wide Ranging Measures. 2013. Sustainable FLEXO. Year End

Identifying, Implementing, Improving – Finding Ways to Increase Efficiency at PaperWorks. 2013. Sustainable FLEXO. Year End

Two Companies Reach New Heights. 2013. FLEXO Magazine. May

In the Top Green Tier – Fredman Bag Company Accepted into Innovative Program. 2012. Sustainable FLEXO. Summer

Two Companies Stand Out in FTA Environmental Excellence Award Competition. 2012. FLEXO Magazine. March

Strengthening Your Process. 2011. SGP Video

Three Companies Take Top Honors in the FTA Environmental Excellence Award Competition. 2011. FLEXO Magazine. May.

Accredo Packaging: Stewards of Sustainability, Innovation, Advanced Technology. 2011. FLEXO Magazine. Jan.

High-End Graphics & Eco-Friendly – Advance Packaging Expands its Geographic Reach. 2010. FLEXO Magazine. Nov.

InterFlex Group & Sustainability – Reducing the Impacts on the Environment to Ensure a Brighter Tomorrow. 2010. FLEXO Magazine. Nov.

Lean and Green – Two Companies Honored in the FTA Environmental Excellence Award Competition. 2010. FLEXO Magazine. May

Cascades Boxboard – Green Before it was Trendy. 2009. Sustainable FLEXO. Winter

9th Annual FTA Environmental Excellence Awards Recognizes Four Companies. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. May

Eighth Annual FTA Environmental Excellence Awards Recognizes Three Companies. 2008. FLEXO Magazine. May

Print Buying

Stock Report – How Brands & Consumers are Impacting Label & Packaging Materials. 2015. FLEXO Magazine. March

Sustainability from Mars to Earth. 2014. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

Green with Success. 2014. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

Staying Ahead of Corporate Trends & the Competition. 2013. SGP Webinar

Scorecards, Bags, Indexes – Walmart: Taking Steps to Sell More Sustainable Products. 2013. FLEXO Magazine. Oct.

Greenspeak – Retail Sustainability Conference Leaves Its Mark. 2013. FLEXO Magazine. Nov.

Packaging’s Printers Face Higher Expectations – Globalization Breeds Quality, Sustainability and Speed Concerns. 2012. FLEXO Magazine. Aug.

Engaging Your Customers. 2011. SGP Video

US Demand for Green Packaging to Reach $41.7 Billion in 2014. 2011. Sustainable FLEXO. Winter

Sustainability Get Personal – Personal Care Trends Include Going Greener. 2010. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

Speaking Green – Consumer Goods Forum Products Releases Global Guidelines for Sustainable Packaging. 2010. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

Performance with Purpose – PepsiCo’s Global Sustainable Packaging Policy. 2009. Sustainable FLEXO. End of Year

Prepress & Platemaking

Sustainability in the Prepress Trade Shop. 2012. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

Flexography and Sustainability: The Great Plate Debate. 2010. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

A Refreshing Change – New, High-Quality, Solvent-Free, Plate Technology. 2010. FLEXO Magazine. Sept.

Environmental Footprint Calculator – A New Tool Evaluates the Impact of Plate Processing Types. 2010. Sustainable FLEXO. Winter

Profitable Solutions to Sustainability Challenges – Ideas for Going Green in Both Senses of the Word. 2009. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

Positioned to be Green – UEI Invents in Wind Power, I-plates and More. 2009. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

Platemaking Self Assessment – How Green is Your Process. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. Oct.

Solvent: Solution – An Analysis of Ecological Plate Processing. 2009. Sustainable FLEXO. Year End

Flint Group Flexographic Products: Solvent Platemaking Eco-Efficiency Analysis. 2008. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

DuPont Packaging Graphics: Lifecycle Assessment to Determine Most Sustainable Imaging & Printing Practices. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

Great Plate Debate. 2008. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

Sustainable Prepress – It’s Achievable, And Here’s How. 2008. FLEXO Magazine. Feb.

Sustainable Platemaking. 2007. FLEXO Magazine. Nov.

Inks/Coatings/Adhesives

Flexible, Low Maintenance, Earth Friendly & Efficient – The Positive Impact of UV LED. 2013. FLEXO Magazine. Aug.

Solvent-Free Lamination on Water-Based Inks – A Matter of Chemistry and Evolving Technology. 2011. FLEXO Magazines. March

Increasing the Renewability of Flexographic Inks – Additives, Solvents, Resins, Hold Secrets to Sustainability. 2011. FLEXO Magazine. March

Header Data Driven Sustainability Report Sun Chemical’s 2010 Carbon Footprint Report. 2011. Sustainable FLEXO. Winter

Packaging Inks, Coatings & Additives – US Industry Study Forecasts for 2013. 2010. FLEXO Magazine. March

The Culture of Sustainable Inks – Environmental Impacts of Inks and Printing. 2012. Sustainable FLEXO. Spring

A Greener Metal – Sustainable Packaging with Foil-Like UV Curable Coatings. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. Sept.

Sustainable Green Inks for FLEXO – Development and Printability Study. 2009. FLEXO Magazine.Sept.

Environment Meets Economics – Eco-Efficiency Analysis Demonstrates Material & Monetary Benefits of Flexo Inks on Film. Sustainable FLEXO. Spr/Sum.

Pine for Your Inks – Trees Provide Organic Alternatives to Water-Based Acrylics. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. March

Formulating Flexographic Printing Inks to Minimize Environmental Impact. 2008. Sustainable FLEXO. Year End

A Closer Look at Soy in Flexo Inks. 2008. Sustainable FLEXO. Year End

How Inks Fit Into Your Sustainability Program. 2008. FLEXO Magazine. March

Substrates

The Current State of the Sustainable Paper Packaging Market. 2014. Sustainable FLEXO. Fall

New Study Examines Plastic Packaging’s Substitutability. 2014. Sustainable FLEXO. Earth Day

Green Flash Recycling Acquires Rights to Groundbreaking New Technology – Enzymes Help Limit Waste. 2012. Sustainable FLEXO. Year End

From Rhetoric to Reality – Sustainability, Recycling & the Self-Adhesive Label. 2012. Sustainable FLEXO. Year  End.

Green Gift Cards – Paper Proves Environmentally Friendly, Economic Alternative to Plastic. 2011. FLEXO Magazine. Sept.

Planet-Friendly Packaging – New Film Lowers Costs, Saves Energy for Coffee Packaging. 2012. Sustainable FLEXO. Summer

Substrate Sourcing. 2011. SGP Video

Sustainable Solutions for Barrier Packaging. 2011. Sustainable FLEXO. Spring

The Evolving Role of Paper in Flexo Printing-Packaging’s Most Sustainable Substrate Offers Enhance Functionality. 2011. FLEXO Magazine. March

Bottom Line: Green – Paper and Board Stock Prove Sustainable and Economical. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. March

New Study Confirms Recyclability of Foil Enhanced Printed Paper. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. March

Recyclability versus Sustainability – Relationship Evolves as the Playing Field Changes. 2008. FLEXO Magazine. March.

Flexible Packaging, Ecological Packaging – Innovations Are Making Films More Enviro-Friendly. 2008. FLEXO Magazine. March.

Waste

Recycling Waste at Your Facility. 2011. SGP Video

Combating the Seven Deadly Sins of Waste – Making Business Leaner, Meaner and Greener. 2011. Sustainable FLEXO. Year End

Attack Scrap!!! – It Can Make or Break a Converter. 2011. FLEXO. March

Reduce Waste, Increase Profitability – A Guide to Eliminating Costly Inefficiency. 2010. FLEXO Magazine. Jan.

Equipment

The CI Label Press – Diversifies Production, Reduces Costs, Trims Waste. 2013. FLEXO Magazine. Aug.

Flexible, Low Maintenance, Earth Friendly & Efficient – The Positive Impact of UV LED. 2013. FLEXO Magazine. Aug.

Printing Solution Choices. 2011. SGP Video

Your Press Can Do More – Features Support Greater Productivity and More. 2010. FLEXO Magazine. Aug.

Press Tech: A Real Machine – Save Green by Going Green. 2010. FLEXO Magazine. Aug.

Food Packaging Safety

SQF Certification – One Printer’s Journey. 2013. FLEXO Magazine. April

Food Packaging Safety – Reducing the Risk of Migration. 2011. FLEXO Magazine. Nov.

Oxidation

Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers – Changing the CO2 Equation with Enhanced Energy Efficiency. 2011. Sustainable FLEXO. Year End

Take the Heat…and Reuse It – Solutions for Reducing Operating Costs Using Oxidizers. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. March.

Energy

A Drive for Energy Management – Multiple Factors Contribute to System Efficiency. 2010. FLEXO Magazine. Aug.

Energy Cost Reduction Basics – Simple Audits Can Help Save Cash, Improve Footprint. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. March

Carbon Footprinting

Calculating Your Facility’s Carbon Footprint. 2011. FLEXO Magazine. Aug. – Nov.

Header Data Driven Sustainability Report Sun Chemical’s 2010 Carbon Footprint Report. 2011. Sustainable FLEXO.

Practical Carbon Footprinting. 2008. FLEXO Magazine.

Shipping

Learn How Your Company Can Ship More Sustainably Through SmartWay. 2015. Webinar

Management

Environmental Management Systems and Sustainable Best Practices. 2015. SGP Webinar

Sustainability Management Systems. 2011. SGP Webinar

Setting Sustainability Goals & Objectives. 2009. Sustainable FLEXO. Winter

Writing Procedures – SOP for SOPs. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. July

Developing a Sustainability Policy. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. April

Sustainability Management Systems Primer – A Core Element of SGP Certification Explained. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. March

Shop Towels

Wiping the Slate Clean – New Federal Rule Aligns Regulations Nationwide. 2013. Sustainable FLEXO. Year End.

Environmental Claims

It’s Not Easy Talking About Being Green – FTC Increases Enforcement and Restriction of Eco-friendly Claims. 2009. FLEXO Magazine. March

Hazard Communications

Hazard Communications Standard Modified – Global Labeling Classification for Chemicals Deployed. 2013. Sustainable FLEXO. Earth Day

Safety

Flexo Safety Primer – Core Issues Common to the Print Environment. 2010. FLEXO Magazine. Jan.

OSHA’s Revised National Emphasis Program for Amputations. 2008. FLEXO Magazine. Feb.

Making the Business Case for Safety. 2007. FLEXO Magazine. Oct.

You Can Handle It! Safety and Storage Points for Flexo Plates. 2007. FLEXO Magazine. July

International

Cleaner Print: Following Strict Environmental Regulations, China Explores Flexo Printing. 2016. FLEXO Magazine, May

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