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Sun reports on eco-efficient products

While continuing to report the performance measurement for seven key sustainability metrics, Sun Chemical’s 2011 sustainability report expands on this commitment by citing specific examples of how products, services and projects are helping customers improve their environmental impact.

“We’re now going beyond providing meaningful data that will help meet customer goals,” says Gary Andrzejewski, Sun’s corporate VPresident of environmental affairs. “We are showing concrete examples of things we are doing to help customers produce less waste and carbon dioxide, while at the same time improving the efficiency of their operations.”

The report highlights the company’s “leadership role” in low migration technology. As the regulatory landscape in Europe around the use of printing inks on food packaging has changed dramatically, Sun was the first company to offer low migration inks and provide best practice guides to help printers comply with the regulations.

Other products and services mentioned in the report that are said to have helped customers become more eco-efficient include: SunGraphics’ SunLite in-position printing plates for corrugated carton printers; and the Sun Chemical Dispenser Program for the commercial and label, narrow web market.

The report continues to show data collected every year since 2005 from approximately 170 Sun Chemical sites in more than 25 countries. The key sustainability metrics measured in the data include: energy consumption/conservation at production and non-production sites; the energy carbon footprint at the production sites; process waste reduction; water consumption; materials safety; and employee safety.

All of Sun Chemical’s sustainability reports, along with the Carbon Footprint Report 2010, which outlines the results from nine independent environmental analyses focused on quantifying the carbon footprint of its product lines, can be requested online at

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