Komori Hosts Sustainable Packaging Conference

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—May 13, 2010—More than 40 commercial print companies were represented at the recent “411 on Sustainable Packaging” Conference held by Komori America Corp., a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses. The event took place on May 5th and 6th in Chicago at the Schaumburg Marriott and Komori’s North American Headquarters. The conference featured noted industry speakers and live demonstrations focused on lowering the eco-impact when it comes to package printing.

Highlights from the “411 on Sustainable Packaging” Conference included presentations from:

• Ben Markens, President and Chief Staff Officer of Paperboard Packaging Council, shared what sustainability really means for printers and its importance to the industry’s future success

• Don Carli, Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Sustainable Communication, discussed the Walmart Initiative and how it is driving industry advances

• Thomas Oris, Procurement Manager at Morton International, spoke on what print buyers are required to look for in packaging today

Komori vendor partners that held live demonstrations the second day of the conference included Henkel Coatings, Harris & Bruno, Nordson, Diversified Graphic Machinery, HiFlex, Komori Chambon and Toyo Ink. Each company showcased how attendees can answer today’s package printing environmental challenges with their products in every step of the print process.

“Protecting the environment and reducing the carbon footprint is one of Komori’s most important responsibilities. This conference illustrated that fact as it offered attendees the latest information on the state of sustainability as well as hands-on eco-friendly print processes they could put to use in their operations,” said Kosh Miyao, president of Komori America Corporation. “The high attendance we experienced solidified the importance of employing sustainable measures when it comes to package printing. Printers of all sizes are dedicated to educating themselves on these requirements as they are shaping the future of their business.”

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