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Inside Flexo: A Cleaner Run for the Money

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EPA 744-V-98-001
May 1998

INTRODUCTION

Inside Flexo: A Cleaner Run for the Money is a short video that provides flexographic printers with tips on how to address environmental concerns while improving the bottom line. This twenty-minute video was developed by U.S. EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Flexography Project. It was made with the help of industry printers, suppliers, and trade groups.

CONTENTS

 

Kevin Kelly (Vice President of Emerald Packaging)

Kevin Kelly (Vice President of Emerald Packaging) speaks about the bottom line.

 THE PROGRAM

Learn from flexo printers themselves as they talk about changes that have improved the bottom line in their facilities. These changes may help your facility reduce downtime, health risks to workers, and raw material costs.

Some of the topics discussed in the video include:

  • ink management
  • reworking press return ink
  • low-VOC inks
  • alternative cleaning methods
  • management commitment
 
THE FORMAT

The video is shot in a prime-time news program format. Join our anchor, David Boeri, as he talks with flexo printers who give their insights on how these changes are good for business and even better for the environment. Mr. Boeri presents examples in which companies may save tens of thousands of dollars by making these changes.

News anchor David Boeri.

News anchor David Boeri.

 
     

A technician installs a doctor blade which may improve print quality while decreasing ink usage.

A technician installs a doctor blade which may improve print quality while decreasing ink usage.

 THE AUDIENCE

Inside Flexo presents concrete, easy-to-implement ideas that can improve profits and environmental performance in a flexographic printing facility. It can be used as a valuable training tool for production managers and workers. The video also talks about how commitment to these ideas by top management plays a key role in achieving a safe workplace and a clean environment.

     
ORDERING INFORMATION

For a free copy of Inside Flexo: A Cleaner Run for the Money (EPA 774-V-98-001), please see the DfE publications list.

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