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FLEXO Magazine : March 2009
MARCH 2009 VOLUME 34, NO.3 -+In This Issue FTA, its members and its affiliates continue to rally together to make the world-and the package printing industry-a greener place. This issue is jam-packed with content about green printers, their practices and information for how they can continue to improve their eco- friendly objectives. Articles tackle the subject from the substrate side . (pages 24 & 34) and the ink side (page 46). Other features address energy consumption (pages 38 & 56), the influence and activities of Uncle Sam (pages 56 & 61), and even the supply chain as a whole (page 20). \ ( . ! D THE FLEXOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY SOURCE Planet-Minded Packaging JI i-' - . --_ii tI FTA HEADQUARTERS & FlEXO EDITORIAL, ADVERTISING, SUBSCRIBER SERVICES 900 Marconi Avenue Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212 Phone: 631-737-6020 Fax: 631-737-6813 PUBLISHER Robert Moran, ext. 17 firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR Christian R. Bonawandt, ext. 31 email@example.com DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Jay Kaible, ext. 20 firstname.lastname@example.org TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Bill Pope Phone: 585-267-5434 email@example.com EDUCATION DIRECTOR Joe Tuccitto Phone: 651-319-5003 firstname.lastname@example.org DIGITAL DESIGN & PRODUCTION Red Flag Media www.redflagmedia.com :1: TEST _ :: :: r :O = .aJHAAPER" FTA TODAY 6 Publisher's Ink 12 Association News 66 Engaging Ideas 8 Learning for Success FFfA Forum 2009 will feature several new initiatives geared around promoting education, educational in- stitutions and the students who enroll in these programs. 16 NEHS '09: The ourney Continues The pursuit of defining and achieving sustainability continues at the annual NEHS Conference in Indianapolis, IN, March 16-18. INDUSTRY INDICATORS 18 Pressing Issues 20 Green Pain in the Supply Chain Amanda Sauer World Resource Institute has iden- tified a new threat to worldwide supply chains, which it has dubbed, "Ecoflation." 46 54 'JJI Recyclabilityof I..t Foil Enhanced Printed Paper Jeff Peterson A new study from FSEA claims that foil stamping, embossing and other processes do not negatively affect the sustainability of paper products. TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES BEGINNER FlEXOGRAPHER 26 Check the Checklist John Fucoly Better QC could be a matter of look- ing at what you're looking at. 28 Process Standardization Paul Teachout It's great to be Lean, but without a process control system in place, get- ting up to color may still prove chal- lenging and time consuming. CARTON 34 Bottom Line: Green Paper and paperboard can be and is a sustainable packaging solution. PPC makes its case, and shows examples produced by FTA members. 38 Take the Heat... and Reuse it Mike Scholz Heat generated from thermal oxidiz- ers can be used to reduce existing operating costs. 46 Pine for Your Inks Theodore Vernardakis Pine tree rosins can be used to supple- ment petroleum-based acrylic resins for water-based inks. PLANTS & PROCESSES 50 Sustainability Management Systems Primer Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D. FfA's resident environmental guru gives a rundown of a critical compo- nent for achieving becoming an SGP Printer. 54 Energy Cost Reduction Basics Kathy Kiernan Some simple audits can tell you how to cut energy costs and run greener operations. 56 Its Not Easy Talking About Being Green Mark C. Hammond The Federal Trade Commission is expected to crack down on bogus eco- friendly marketing claims. p'S & Q's 58 CPV: Keen on Green A conversation with four FfA printer members currently working toward SGP certification. 61 Sustainability from a Federal Standpoint The mission of the U.S. Government Printing Office is to keep America informed... and it must do so in a green manner. 62 Rally Your Employees in Tough Times Chris Witt Some helpful tips for how to keep mo- rale high while the economy is down. FLEXOIID Magazine (ISSN-1051-732.4) is published monthly by the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association. Address an correspondence to FLEXOIID Magazine, 900 Marconi Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212. Telephone: 631-737-6020. Fax: 631-737-6813. Copyright @2009. All rights reserved. Subscriptions: 1 year: $55 U.S./S76 foreign; 2 years: $92 U.S./$125 foreign; 3 years: $125 U.S./S170 foreign. Single copies: $7 U.S./$l0 foreign. Periodicals postage rates paid at Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to FLEXOIID Magazine, 900 Marconi Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212, USA. Printed in USA. Publications Mail Sales Agreement No. 1558153. FLEXOIID Magazine is the official journal of the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association, devoted to education, technical and research support to advance flexographic technology. Acceptance of advertising in FLEXOIID Magazine does not imply endorsement of the product or service by the FFTA. Opinions expressed in bylined articles are not necessarily those of the FFTA.
Sustainable Winter 2009