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Apr 22, 2009 12:00 AM
Agfa Graphics (Ridgefield Park, NJ) has honored its 100th customer, Sportswood Printing (Straffordville, Ontario, Canada), through its GreenWorks Recognition Program. Launched one year ago, Agfa's GreenWorks has been part of the company's environmental recognition and support efforts, honoring Agfa customers that are proactively involved in environmental responsibility.
Sportswood Printing, a division of The Canadian Sportsman - Canada's oldest magazine established in 1870 - considers its vendor partnerships carefully to ensure there is a common philosophy with regard to the environment. Through internal efforts and innovative technologies like Agfa's :Azura thermal plates, Sportswoods Printing services its customers more efficiently and reduces its environmental impact in the process.
According to Peter Spiering, production manager, Sportswood Printing, "We did our homework before switching to Agfa's chem-free plate. We see savings in so many areas, from the elimination of raw materials to reduced liquid waste removal. :Azura has been a real boost and we are proud to be a GreenWorks winner."
To be considered for Agfa's GreenWorks program, companies must be users of Agfa's ThermoFuse plate-making technology which includes chemistry-free :Azura plates or low-chemistry :Amigo plates, both of which have significant environmental benefits compared to conventional digital or analog plates. Companies must also demonstrate active and ongoing environmental initiatives such as recycling, waste reduction programs, conservation initiatives and even use alternative energy sources. The companies must promote and communicate the benefits of greener printing.
For a full listing of Agfa's Green Works printers, see www.gdusa.com/agfa.