December 3, 2012
Flexo Market News
IP launched the “It’s about…LIFE” campaign in
resulting in life-changing injuries being re-
duced across the company. LIFE put a face to safety
with its “This is Why I Work Safe” toolkit and website,
allowing employees to bring photos of loved ones
into the mill as a daily reminder to work safely.
Winning the
Leaders in Sustainability – Water
award was
Mahrt Mill Water and Energy Re-
duction Project”.
A project at the company’s Mahrt,Alabama, mill re-
portedly vastly decreased the facility’s water and en-
ergy usage. MWV upgraded its river water supply
system and increased efficiency by reusing water
that was already heated, which lowered its overall
water usage by 20 percent.The project also lowered
the mills energy costs.
By recycling water that is already heated, energy
needs have dropped by 10 percent, and GHG emis-
sions have been reduced by 10 percent, as well.
There have also been positive financial impacts from
this project. Cost savings will vary greatly each year
due to natural gas and biomass prices), but the com-
pany believes the savings will range from $4-10 mil-
lion per year.
The award for
Innovation in Sustainability
Green Bay Packaging
Fiber Reclaim Project”.
Georgia-Pacific was provided the award for the
Fibre Reclaim Project at its Arkansas facility, which
achieved 100 percent fiber yield recovery from the
waste system, with the recovered fiber being either
recycled in the mill for linerboard production or sold
to other facilities for their production.As a result, the
mill has accomplished zero-landfill of fiber collected
in the mill waste treatment system.
In July, AF&PA released its 2012 Sustainability Re-
port, which showed that the U.S. paper, pulp and
wood products industry has made significant, measur-
able progress toward achieving the goals of its Better
Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability initiative.
GSC Packaging Expands,
Moves To Larger Facility
GSC Packaging has purchased a 100,000-square-foot
facility and this month will move from its current
contract packaging facility at 3715 Atlanta Industrial
Parkway in Atlanta, Georgia, to the new location at
Wharton Drive. The new GSC Packaging facility
features fifteen production lines, including seven hor-
izontal form/fill/seal (FFS) lines, three six-lane stick
pack packaging lines, as well as various semi-auto-
matic, large format automatic, and secondary packag-
ing and kitting lines.
Adheso-Graphics, Inc.
AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current technol-
ogy flexo mounting tapes and backing systems for corrugat-
ed plate mounting. Flexstik hard vinyl, FlexSoft, bi.esse
brand, Gold Series Thin tapes for sleeve and Narrow web
plate mounting. Specialty tapes that cover the vast thick-
ness range requirements and specific adhesion systems for
all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical ser-
vice and problem solving services for unique customers &
Advanced Prepress Graphics, Inc.
Flexo Plate making at it’s finest. All format’s available up to
x 80”. Flexo artwork, Flexo films, and Flexo Plates.
Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.
A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate
processing systems and is a leading distributor of flexo-
graphic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imag-
ing systems and software specifically designed for
Comexi Group Industries S.A.U.
The Comexi Group is a leading supplier of quality
flexographic C.I. presses for the flexible packaging industry
worldwide. We also provide solventless laminators,
slitter/rewinders and related peripheral equipment such as
automatic wash-up systems, solvent recovery systems, au-
tomatic roll unloaders, and plate cylinder/sleeve storage
Daetwyler Corp.
Specialized Doctor Blades for every printing and coating ap-
plication, including the One-Step, which eliminates or great-
ly reduces UV spitting and the Soft Blade, designed to
significantly reduce score lines. New Stableflex, which elimi-
nates or greatly reduces chatter. MDC Flexo Consumable
Products includes end seals, cleaning brushes, protective
roll covers, filter/magnet systems, cylinder repair kits, FOG
ink remover and lint-free rags and more. Daetwyler provides
solutions to improve efficiency and productivity from pre-
press to pressroom.
DuPont Packaging Graphics
DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading supplier
of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional
formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates,
Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves,
mounting and finishing products. For more than 35 years,
beginning with Cyrel®, the first photopolymer printing plate,
through to today’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has
been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing
industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has
been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print
performance, and environmental benefits.
Flexo Market News
AF&PA Awards
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