Green Converting

Press Has UV for Many Applications

The Diamond V3000LX press with UV capabilities is engineered to deliver high performance on media across a thickness range of 0.0016-0.040 in. Said to

Mohawk Named EPA Green Power Partner of the Year

COHOES, NY | Mohawk Fine Papers has been recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a leading green power purchaser. This is the third

Company Formed To Produce De-Siliconized Pulp

CHICAGO, IL | The formation of a new company, Cycle4Green, has been announced by Calvin Frost, Channeled Resources, and Petri Tani of Finland. The focus

Energy Use in Paper Industry Studied

MARIETTA, GA | Business Development Advisory announces a new study of energy use and opportunities in the North American Paper industry. Entitled Energy

Verantis Rebrands Ceilcote Products

STRONGVILLE, OH | Verantis Corp. announces the rebranding of Ceilcote Air Pollution Control's products and services, including its corrosion-resistant

Film Fit For Home Compost Bins

Innovia Films' compostable cellulose-based packaging film, NatureFlex, has been tested for home compostability by the UK's leading consumer body, In the May 2009 issue of the Which? Gardening magazine, five compostable materials used in supermarket packaging were tested using a home compost bin in the usual way filled with garden waste and turned at two- and four-month intervals

Interfilm Recognized For Energy Efficiency

Interfilm Holdings has received Orion Energy Systems' Environmental Stewardship Award as a result of a light-related electricity reduction

Iowa State Develops Bioplastics Software

Iowa State Univ. researchers have begun development of a software program that can help determine the economic viability of a proposed bio-based product

Eco Fiction

In industry, some of us are getting frustrated by the lofty pronouncements by marketers promoting their products

Distilling Solvents

One of the oldest crafts devised by mankind is distillation the art of separating mixtures based on their boiling temperatures. Throughout history distillation processes have been used to produce high alcohol content spirits, pharmaceutical remedies, perfumes, and potable water (such as distilling drinking water from sea water). These practices eventually led to industrial uses

WS Packaging Earns Green Award

Green Bay, WI | WS Packaging Group has won the Business Friend of the Environment Award for environmental innovation from the Wisconsin Environmental

PNEAC Offers Video on Hazardous Waste

Oakbrook, IL | Printers' National Environmental Assistance Ctr. (PNEAC) offers a training video on the manifest form that must be used for all hazardous

Alcan Launches Sustainability Campaign

Paris, France | To coincide with World Environment Day on June 5, Alcan Packaging launched its internal Sustainability Moments campaign

Natural Beauties

Natural Beauties New York-based packaging designer Anthem Worldwide has developed sustainable packaging for Revlon's new Almay Pure Blends natural makeup

Global Corporations Cut Emissions

Washington, Dc | Twenty-one companies, all partners in World Wildlife Fund's Climate Savers Program, announced an estimated 50 million tons of voluntary

NineSigma Solves Sustainability Challenges

As more companies continue to incorporate sustainability into their technology and knowledge projects, many are turning to NineSigma's open innovation solutions for answers.

Toray Sees Results Of Green Project

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI Toray Plastics (America) Inc. reports that environmental projects launched in 2004, which are part of a comprehensive sustainability

Students Help Pregis Reduce Scrap

DEERFIELD, IL Pregis Corp. has been able to reduce scrap by $80,000 annually and improve safety at its Plymouth, IN, plant as a result of findings by

FTA Presents Green Awards

The Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) recognizes four companies through the ninth Annual FTA Environmental Excellence Award program.

WHAT'S NEW PRODUCTS: April 2009

Proofing Paper Is Company offers Validation SG3 premium inkjet contract proofing paper designed specifically for SWOP-grade 3 proofing. Paper base is

MEGTEC Systems Purchases Ross Air Systems' Intellectual Property

MEGTEC Systems has announced the purchase of the Intellectual Property of the former Ross Air Systems Inc.

Sustainability in Today's Economy

Provoked by a bustling economy and a misplaced sense of social conscience, sustainability has become part and parcel of our industry's lexicon. All this

Security Goes Green

Metro card and transit pass manufacturers can create a card that has anti-counterfeiting properties and also is environmentally friendly with Holographic UniLustre

Green Guarantee

Plastics recycler CSIPLASTICS, Holden, MA, has designed a reusable bag that is guaranteed 100% fully recyclable

How To Become a Green Printer

What is sustainability? According to the World Commission on Environment & Development, it is Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the

Passing the Torch

Milwaukee, WI | Anguil Environmental Systems, supplier of air pollution control and VOC abatement equipment, celebrated its 30th anniversary this year,

Biodegradable Plastics to Gain, Says Study

Cleveland, OH | Demand for biodegradable plastic in the US is expected to rise more than 15%/yr to 720 million lbs in 2012, valued at $845 million. This

Cartons Lighten Up

Advances in technology usually are good for a company's success, especially in the converting industry. But that certainly wasn't the case for Printed

Using Renewable Energy

Wrightstown, WI | Coating Excellence Intl. (CEI) has committed to replace a portion of its traditionally carbon-sourced electrical energy with energy

Less is More

A green-themed 2008 calendar earns Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, two Bronze Leaf Awards from the Foil Stamping & Embossing Assn. Diamond minimized paperboard and energy use by reducing the calendar weight, yet still retained the three-month design

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