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Global Packaging becomes first flexo SGP printer

March 17, 2009

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership recognizes printers that establish sustainable manufacturing and business practices.

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has announced that Global Packaging Inc., Oaks, PA, USA, is the first flexo printer certified by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership as an SGP Printer.

Global Packaging is a wide web printer specializing in complex graphics up to 10 colors. Markets serviced and supported by the firm include personal care, baby diapers, towel and tissue, frozen foods, bakery goods, and candy. The company focuses on continuous improvement, investment in the latest technology and commitment to quality, sustainability, employee safety, social responsibility, and efforts to reduce environmental impact, says Tony Maginnis, CEO.

“Our customers include some of the largest consumer products companies in the world with demanding requirements in the area of print quality, color consistency, sustainability and service,” Maginnis says. “We meet these requirements by investing in state-of-the-art equipment, hiring the best employees in the business, exploring new opportunities in sustainability, and developing true partnerships with our customers.”

“Global Packaging is a proactive company that has integrated sustainability into the business model and serves as a fine example for other flexographic printers looking to become an SGP Printer,” says Doreen M. Monteleone, FTA’s director of special projects and EHS services and SGP Partnership board member. “We are pleased that there are a number of other FTA members also working through the certification process. We expect to see the number of applicants accelerate as print buyers continue to support the program.”

The SGP Partnership is an independent certification organization with the primary goals of defining sustainable green printing and recognizing facilities meeting established sustainable manufacturing and business practices. Additional support is provided by SGP Patrons and associations. Printing facilities in the US and Canada are eligible to apply for recognition.