Sustainability Excellence

Thank you and good luck to all those companies that have entered the 2016 Sustainability Excellence Awards!

Winner(s) will be announced Sunday, March 6 at the annual Awards Banquet during FTA’s 2016 Forum in Fort Worth, TX.


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For 16 years FTA has been recognizing companies for their pioneering efforts in developing innovative processes, products and management approaches that have had a positive impact on the three pillars of sustainability—people, planet and profit.

The Sustainability Excellence Award program is open to any stakeholder in the flexo printing supply chain, whether an FTA member or not. This includes printers/converters, suppliers, designers, prepress providers, educational facilities and print buyers. Entries are judged in two categories:

  • Sustainability Programs – Programs implemented in a facility that have served to reduce environmental impact of printing or improve workers health/safety
  • Innovations in Sustainability – New technology, formulations or techniques that have been developed to reduce environmental impact of printing or improve worker health/safety

Recycling imagePast Winners

2015

Winners

Advance Packaging Corp., Grand Rapids, MI

2014

Winners

Accredo Packaging, Sugar Land, TX

Avery Dennison, Mentor, OH

2013

Winners

Paragon Label, Petaluma, CA

Honorable Mention

Global Packaging, Oaks, PA

2012

Winner

Promoflex International, St. Leonard, QC, Canada

Honorable Mention

The Label Printers, Aurora, IL

2011

Winners

Paragon Label, Petaluma, CA

Prairie State Group, Franklin Park, IL

PolyCello, Amherst, NS, Canada

2010

Winner

Specialty Printing LLC, East Windsor, CT

Honorable Mention

Robbie Fantastic Flexibles, Lenexa, KS

2009

Winners

Coating Excellence International LLC, Wrightstown, WI

Lauterbach Group, Inc., Waukesha, WI

Honorable Mention

AllpakTrojan, Renton, WA

Creative Labels, Inc., Gilroy, CA

2008

Winners

Metro Label Company Ltd., Toronto, ON, Canada

Plastic Packaging, Inc., Hickory, NC

Honorable Mention

C&H Packaging Company, Inc., Merrill, WI

2007

Winners

Overnight Labels, Inc., Deer Park, NY

Farnell Packaging Ltd., Dartmouth, NS, Canada

2006

Winners

Bemis Company, Inc., Milprint, Inc., Oshkosh, WI

Plastic Suppliers, Inc., Columbus, OH

Honorable Mention

G-3 Enterprises, Modesto, CA

2005

Winner

Highland Supply Corporation, Highland, IL

Honorable Mention

Global Packaging, Oaks, PA

2004

Winner

Gallus Ferd. Ruesch AG, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Honorable Mention

Southern Graphic Systems, Philadelphia, PA

2003

Winners

Oberthur Gaming Technologies, Inc., San Antonio, TX

Stork Cellramic, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Honorable Mention

C&H Packaging, Co. Inc., Merrill, WI

Aba SA de CV, Lerma de Villada, Mexico

2002

Winners

Cage Graphic Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Tension Envelope Corporation, Kansas City, KS

Honorable Mention

Anagram International, Minneapolis, MN

Southern Atlantic Label, Chesapeake, VA

2001

Winners

Cellotape, Inc, Fremont, CA

Channeled Resources, Inc., Chicago, IL

Honorable Mention

DuPont Cyrel Packaging Graphic Products, Wilmington, DE

Gallus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

The Pack Corporation, Osaka, Japan

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