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Bramkamp Printing, of Cincinnati, OH, has purchased an Agfa Acento chemistry-free platemaker to go with its other green initiatives, including FSC certification, soy- and vegetable-based ink usage, and a recycling program.

The following companies have received chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and/or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

• Arandell Corp., Menomonee Falls, WI: SFI and PEFC (already FSC-certified).

• D&K Printing, Boulder, CO: FSC.

• Direct Group, Pennington, NJ: FSC.

• Transcontinental Inc., Montreal (all 45 facilities): FSC, SFI and PEFC.

• Twill Printing Services, Berkeley Heights, NJ: FSC.


Heidelberg USA has launched a Web portal dedicated to sustainable solutions. Its “Green Printing” pages address sustainable printing from three distinct perspectives. “Green Manufacturing” details the company’s environmental policy and green manufacturing processes; “Green Printshop” lists which Heidelberg products can shrink printers’ environmental footprints; and “Green Resources” compiles third-party tools and information on green printing and sustainability. For more information, visit

ANSI has accredited the Timber Products Inspection program for printing companies that are seeking SFI and PEFC chain-of-custody certification. For more information, visit

Four more paper mills at Domtar Corp. have received FSC certification. They include its coated groundwood mill in Columbus, MS; and uncoated freesheet mills in Hawesville, KY; Kingsport, TN; and Marlboro (Bennettsville), SC.

Goss International’s efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its two U.S. manufacturing sites were recognized recently. Citing cuts in chemical, water and energy use, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services selected the company’s facility in Durham, NH, as one of four runners-up for the annual Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award. Additionally, Goss’ Kennedale, TX, plant has become a member of the EPA’s National Environmental Performance Track program. PI

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