FMN | December 24th, 2018

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December 24, 2018

Vol. 20 No. 26

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Flexo Innovation Ushers In New Year by Greg Kishbaugh

SGP Promotes Print Sustainability The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) has launched its sister company SGP Foundation, Inc. (SGPF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educa- tional organization. The mission of the SGPF is to pro- vide education and awareness on the best practices associated with sustainability in the printing indus- try, including printers, suppliers and customers/print buyers. SGPF key focus includes: • Promote sustainable & techno- logical innovation, • Advocacy for sustainable supply chain, • Forum for sustainability discus- sions, and • Educate public on the sustain- ability of print. SGPF will be chaired by long-time supporter of SGP, Jonathan Graham of TE Connectivity. “Companies, es- pecially in the retail space, require printers to be part of a more sustain- able supply chain,” Graham said. “SGPF plans to provide educational programs and information that will

AA s the flexo industry moves into another new year, full of promise, Flexo Market News concludes its overview of 2018, focusing on the last half of the year. Filled with an abun- dance of M&A activity and equipment upgrades, 2018 paved the way for flexo’s increasing market share in packaging and converting; 2019 promises another year of strong returns. TLMI leadership and staff joined nearly a dozen other spon-

sor ing organizations on Capitol Hill at the annual Print and Packaging Legisla- tive Summit. The Summit marked a milestone for the organization, as it was the first formal event on Capitol Hill for TLMI. This year’s event saw the Summit’s highest attendance to date, with more than a 100 par- ticipants engaged on impor- tant legislative and regulatory issues. Leader- ship from the Printing In- dustries of America (PIA), Association for Print Tech- nologies (formerly NPES) and the Specialty Graphic

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Imaging Association (SGIA) were just a few of the allied organi- zations TLMI spent time with discussing legislative, regulatory and industry initiatives. Fortis Solutions Group , Virginia Beach, Virginia, a portfolio company of Main Post Partners, acquired Lewis Label Products

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