FMN | August 5th, 2019

Vol. 21 No. 16 FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry In Print and Online at www.nvpublications.com ® LCA Examines Corrugated Impact An N.V. Publication Market News

August 5, 2019

FPPA Plans Pre-Press Workshop The Flexographic Pre-Press Plate- makers Association (FPPA) will host its annual Fall Workshop on Septem- ber 25-26. Offering insights to plant, production, and technical managers in the flexo pre-press industry, this two-day workshop gives attendees the opportunity to learn on a live flexo press at Clemson University. Hands-On The technical and production staff who manufacture flexographic print- ing plates rarely see their work in ac- tion—and that is a missed opportunity to better serve printers and understand the process as a whole. A unique op- portunity, Fall Workshop offers this im- portant holistic perspective.Attendees will spend the first day at Clemson Uni- versity, learning on a live flexographic press. Led by staff from the university’s Graphic Communications Department, workshop attendees will go through a press set-up and run, complete sub- strate print comparisons, and do on- press troubleshooting.

reported by Greg Kishbaugh

T he Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) recently released a new life cycle assessment (LCA) of packaging for eight com- mon produce commodities, which shows neither corrugated containers nor reusable plastic containers (RPC) have an advan-

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tage in all environmental impact categories.This finding is a re- sult of a third-party peer-reviewed study conducted by Quantis, a leading independent sustainability consulting group. A life cycle assessment is a standardized, scientific tool to assess environmental impacts associated with all stages of a product’s life, from cradle to grave or raw material extraction to end-of- life. LCAs are used to inform public policy; assist in research and development; and aid in decisions surrounding waste manage- ment, biofuels and renewable energy.

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