Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP)

Starflex Packaging Becomes Ninth SGP Certified Flexographic Printer

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, announces that the Montreal-based facility of Starflex Packaging Inc. has achieved SGP certification. Starflex Packaging is a manufacturer of flexible packaging for the food and pharmaceutical industries, and specializes in high-end and high-definition wide web flexographic printing. With SGP Certification, Starflex Packaging reinforces its leadership position within the flexographic printing community through validated, sustainable operations and quality products.

"Starflex Packaging is committed to environmental protection. Through the SGP Certification process, we have found better, eco-friendly alternatives to our daily processes and frequently-used products," states Jacques Perrault, Plant Director, Starflex Packaging Inc. "We are committed to help create a safer and cleaner tomorrow for future generations."

"We are very proud to see members of the flexographic printing community taking proactive steps to validate sustainability," comments Doreen M. Monteleone, Director of EHS & Special Projects at Flexographic Technical Association and SGP Treasurer.  "Starflex is the ninth flexo printer and the second Canadian-based company to earn SGP Certification. We are excited by the facility's Certification as well as the presence of several flexo printers in the queue to be announced throughout the year."

At Starflex Packaging, SGP Certification serves as a catalyst for innovation in design and production by requiring the facility to enhance the sustainability of its operations without sacrificing quality. Starflex Packaging implements the latest techniques to address pollution prevention and carbon footprint minimization. For example, the facility has replaced harmful solvents with eco-friendly and biodegradable solutions that enable the company to simultaneously reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas formation. As a result of implementing these sustainable measures, Starflex Packaging enhances the appeal of its customers' products. The facility also holds ISO 140001 certification for environmental management.