SGP Certification criteria encourages printers and their suppliers to increase sustainability-driven best practices by reducing their environmental impact throughout their business operations. SGP will be in action at RadTech to help educate the UV/EB industry on the needs of printers, and their print buying brand clients, as they become more consciences of more sustainable choices when procuring and using inks/solvents/chemicals.
Doreen Monteleone, SGP Board Member and Principal of D2 Advisory Group, serves as sustainability representative for both RadTech and the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). She notes that, “Adoption of UV/EB technology has been steadily increasing with 30% of wide web and more than 85% narrow web flexo printers using these ink systems. I anticipate this to continue to grow as the technology continues to evolve.”
Besides representing SGP at the exhibit, Doreen will also be participating in a conference special session “Sustainability in the Printing Supply Chain”, at 10am Tuesday. “UV/EB has potential to help the printing industry become more sustainable and SGP’s presence at RadTech 2014 will serve to educate manufacturers on those opportunities and help get the conversation started,” she adds.
SGP recognizes the use of UV and EB technology in the graphic arts industry has been steadily increasing as it may provide a more sustainable operation for many types of printers. By helping to foster relationships between printers and UV/EB suppliers, SGP aspires to help advance a global sustainability-driven supply chain, which all end-use, big brand clients and their print buyers are seeking.