Flexo Market News
September 9, 2013
SGP Celebrates Five Years
Of Certifying Print Facilities
Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-
profit organization providing sustainability certifica-
tion in the graphic communications industry, marks its
fifth anniversary this month. According to the compa-
ny, SGP certification criteria are seen as valuable, ob-
jective metrics for printers and corporate print buyers
alike. Companies such as Adidas and Starbucks entrust
SGP facilities to help them meet their requirements for
a sustainable supply chain. To date, SGP has certified
52 facilities in the United States and Canada, and
boasts an ROI-driven recertification rate of 95 percent.
SGP is supported by 25 patrons, including Platinum
level 3M, Hexacomb, and HP.
SGP will commemorate its fifth anniversary this fall at
PRINT 13, RILA’s Retail Sustainability Conference, and
the SGIA Expo.The festivities will kick off with a cele-
bration at SGP’s first certified facility, Pictura Graphics
in Minneapolis, Minnesota, hosted by President/Owner
and SGP Chairman of the Board Paul Lilienthal.
AWA To Host Adhesive
Technology Seminar
AWA Alexander Watson Associates will host a cross-
disciplinary Adhesive Technology Seminar 2013 on
October 9 at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, Chicago, Illi-
nois. The seminar agenda has been constructed to
provide industry participants at a variety of levels,
from raw material supplier to end users, with a day of
expert presentations on key technical issues and es-
tablished and developing technologies, featuring
speakers from Ashland, Dow Corning, Henkel, Mondi,
and Novamelt Americas, among others.Their input is
supported by detailed market data from AWA Alexan-
der Watson Associates, drawn from the company’s
base of knowledge in the specialty paper, film, pack-
aging, coating, and converting sectors.
Sonoco Institute To Host
Flexo Screening Seminar
The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design & Graphics
will host a Digital Plates & Screening for Flexo Seminar,
November 12-13. Seminar organizers say that attendees
wil learn how to “un-complicate” the digital plate
process from prepress to RIP to final plate production
while achieving optimal results from your digital invest-
ment, and taking advantage of state-of-the-art flexo
screening, imaging and plating technology. For details
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