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  • Getting over the Green Fence

    Calvin Frost || October 13, 2015
    I received a note from a reader about my last column on carbon cycle, climate change and super bugs. He reminded me that “fire” is in many ways analogous to the devastation caused by the pine bark beetle.  He’s right!  Dro…

  • Sustainability Update: Going green an industry staple

    Sustainability Update: Going green an industry staple

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || June 3, 2015
    Becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly is now a core practice at most companies in the label industry. In today’s market, it is more of the rule than the exception. In 1987, the United Nations World Commission on Environment…

  • The Label Printers participates in Sustainable Waste Management Conference

    July 21, 2014
    The Label Printers’ George Tommasi participated as a presenter at the recent Sustainable Waste Management Conference, hosted by the Lake Michigan States Section of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). Tommasi was invited to p…

  • ‘Turning Vision Into Reality’ at TLMI Tech Conference

    ‘Turning Vision Into Reality’ at TLMI Tech Conference

    October 14, 2013
    More than 350 attendees gathered September 4-5 for TLMI’s Technical Conference, an association event held biannually in Chicago. Over the course of two days more than 70 presenters, session chairs and panelists led technical discussions and gav…

  • A map for matrix recycling

    A map for matrix recycling

    Jack Kenny, Contributing Editor || May 31, 2013
    Avery Dennison’s interactive map shows options to landfilling in the USA.

  • Sustainability


    Steve Katz, Editor || October 9, 2012
    Examining a label’s life cycle is paramount to developing a greener product.

  • A Meeting of Minds

    A Meeting of Minds

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || May 24, 2012
    The L9, a global group of industry associations, met in Tokyo to discuss global awards, standards and sustainability.

  • Synthetic Substrates

    Synthetic Substrates

    Catherine Diamond || September 8, 2011
    The proliferation of synthetic substrates on today's market is a result of not only their sustainability and eco-friendly factor, but also their strength and unrivaled durability.

  • A Spanish converter tackles on-press waste

    A Spanish converter tackles on-press waste

    August 19, 2011
    The Martin Automatic MLS fitted to the overhead rail system of a Nilpeter FA4 at Graficas Varias saves 25 to 50 meters of substrate per roll change.