Green Converting

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

MWV Gets Dual Environmental Certification

Richmond, VA MWV (MeadWestvaco) has received chain of custody certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program and the Programme for

Color Diamond Green

Rochester, NY Diamond Packaging was recognized as one of Rochester's companies during a recent event sponsored by the Rochester Business Journal and Bank

Sustainability and Flex Pack: a Study

Manteno, Il Zip-Pak recently announced its latest research findings on the relationship between flexible packaging and sustainability. Zip-Pak says the

Two Join Green Partnership

Pittsburgh, PA The Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership adds the National Assn. of Printing Ink Mfrs. and Envelope Mfrs. Assn. to its ranks. SGP

Paper Recycling at All-Time High in US

NEW YORK, NY The American Forest & Paper Assn. (AF&PA) reports 56% of the paper consumed in America was recovered for recycling in 2007.

Chicago Passes Recycling Law

Chicago has passed legislation that requires the establishment of in-store recycling programs for plastic bags in certain retail stores, reports the Progressive Bag Affiliates of the American Chemistry Council (ACC)

Kodak Acquisition To Aid Workflow

Eastman Kodak Co. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Design2Launch (d2L), a developer of collaborative end-to-end digital workflow solutions. D2L provides turnkey solutions for “Graphic Lifecycle Management” to the consumer package, pharmaceutical, food/beverage, and automotive marketplaces

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Voluntarily

The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) is the world's first and North America's only rules-based, voluntary, legally binding integrated greenhouse gas emissions reduction, registry, and trading system

Moving Green to The Next Level

Heidelberg Druckmaschinen has released a study confirming that its “customers set great store by environmental protection,” reports Dr. Jürgen Rautert, director for engineering and manufacturing at Heidelberg

Weight Reduction

Coating Excellence Intl., a supplier of specialty flexible packaging, has made sustainable development an essential element of its business plan — and ultimately its business success — for the past decade

Earth-Friendly Print

The Print Suppliers Group (PSG) is getting out the word on green print options. It is part of the growing movement in the printing industry making a demonstrable

Breakdown Breakthrough

A new biobag for Jordans Organic Cereals, converted by Alcan Packaging, Dublin, Ireland, wins a DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation

Green Program Expanding

ATLANTA, GA Georgia-Pacific is extending its Packaging Systems Optimization (PSO) service program to noncustomers. The program is designed to help companies

Plastic Bag Recycling Efforts Lauded

NEW YORK, NY The Progressive Bag Affiliates of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is applauding the efforts of Penn Jersey Paper Co. and Poly-Pak Industries,

Green Gravure

At a time when many flexographic printers and converters are focused on “growing green,” one New York-based converter of flexible packaging and labels is going one better: by going green — and gravure

Sweet-Smelling Building

HELSINKI, FINLAND Ahlstrom, a supplier of high-performance, fiber-based materials, received the French trophy of the Ecological and Economical Technologies

Forestry Program Announces Gains

ARLINGTON, VA The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program reports substantial growth in 2007, including a 750% increase in locations with SFI chain-of-custody

Offset Printing: Fearless on UV

Having experienced rapid growth in the large-format market with the installation of a 56-in. KBA Rapida 142 five-color press in 2006, All Out Inc. has

Goo, Goo, Green

Seal-It, Farmingdale, NY, a div. of Printpack, has printed two shrink labels for the launch of First Juice

Treat for the Earth

The owner of Askinosie Chocolate, Springfield, MO, has a passion for producing premium quality chocolate and a passion for the environment

Recycling Program Aimed at Customers

JANESVILLE, WI GOEX Corp., a manufacturer of printable custom plastic sheet, is combining two environmental concepts sustainability and recycling to keep

Offsetting C02 Emissions

DENVER, CO ShipGreen is a new company formed to enable online retailers to provide shoppers with the ability to calculate and offset the carbon emissions

First Glance

A Treat for the Earth The owner of Askinosie Chocolate, Springfield, MO, has a passion for producing premium quality chocolate and a passion for the environment.

Technologies for Source Reduction

SCHAUMBURG, IL Pliant Engineered Films announces the Empower suite of technologies for source reduction in packaging. The portfolio features three introductory

Emerging Nations

Over the past 15 years, the world of flexible packaging in Western Europe has morphed from a booming, innovative industry to a stable, low-growth sector.

Conference Makes Green the Goal

INDIANAPOLIS, IN Sustainability is on the agenda at almost every industry meeting these days, but it was the agenda at the recent National Environmental

Trail Blazing

Curtis Packaging, a converter of premium folding cartons, proves that going green and making green don't have to be mutually exclusive. Not only is the

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