MANUFACTURING MATERIALS

OUR WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM REVIEWS OUTPUT FROM THE PRODUCTION PROCESSES EACH DAY
TO MONITOR SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES.

As a condition of renewal, annual permits issued by the state of CT require continuous improvement with regard to reducing harmful emissions. To that end, we monitor our facility’s emissions and prepare a weekly report of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) evaporation as a way to track our progress.

Manufacturing

  • We use environmentally friendly, soy-based inks and UV-based inks in order to lessen toxic emissions.
  • We encourage the practice of “ganging” jobs together so that waste at all levels can be reduced.
  • Our purchasing department orders just enough supplies for the job at hand, thus avoiding unnecessary waste.
  • Our advanced color process make-ready system allows the color to be adjusted in a way that minimizes waste.
  • Our facilities do not use highly breakable wood pallets that are considered to be “disposable.” Instead, we incorporate durable pallets with years of useful life.

Water Usage:

  • Screens are washed inside a closed system, which significantly reduces water usage.