- June 24, 2008
PITTSBURGH, PA | The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP Partnership) welcomes two new partners in the effort to further the sustainability movement within the graphic communications industry—the National Assn. of Printing Ink Mfrs. (NAPIM) and the Envelope Mfrs. Assn. (EMA).
The SGP Partnership recognizes that the interest in sustainability spans all aspects of the printing industry, and it aims to be the focal point for both printers and their customer base regarding sustainable business practices for a printing facility. With the addition of these two associations, the partnership expands its breadth and takes great strides towards reaching this goal.
Ink systems are critical to the future of the printing industry, and the demand by print customers requesting “green” inks makes the participation of NAPIM in the SGP Partnership essential to its success. NAPIM is the only trade association representing the United States manufacturers of letterpress, gravure, lithographic, flexographic, and non-impact printing inks. The association was formed in 1917 and represents more than 70% of U.S. manufactured printing inks. Membership also includes companies who are suppliers to the ink industry. The association recognizes the growing interest in green and sustainable printing and the importance of developing and maintaining strong relationships with the printing community. NAPIM joins as a Partner Association and, as such, will be in a position to represent the ink community as SGP programs are developed.
EMA is the world’s largest association devoted exclusively to the growth and prosperity of the envelope manufacturing and paper-based communications industry. For 75 years, EMA has provided its members with powerful advantages to enable these world-leading companies to thrive and prosper in a dynamic global business environment. The EMA and its members provide an essential component to printing and will be joining the SGP Partnership as a Supporting Association.