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Welcome to the Printing-Flexography Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview
This section contains demographic industry information useful to policymakers, grant writers, trade groups, technical assistance providers, researchers, journalists, and others.

Operations
This section describes the working process of printing, and specifically that of flexographic printing. Input/Output process diagrams are provided. Tables provide typical material inputs and waste outputs based on the production process and individual departments commonly found in a flexographic printing operation.

Reasons for Change
This section outlines regulatory and compliance issues found in each step of the process, as well as the "Top 10" compliance issues found in a typical flexographic printing facility. This section also contains links to key fact sheets, checklists, service providers and other resources to help answer regulatory questions that apply to waste generated in typical conditions at a flexographic printing facility.

P2 Opportunities
Information in this section includes activities and materials specific to the flexographic printing industry that help reduce the toxicity or volume of waste generated and/or released into the atmosphere. This section also addresses the costs and liabilities associated with waste management. Users will find links to case studies, success stories, and waste reduction guides.

Key Contacts
This section provides a listing of individuals and organizations that you should consult first with your questions regarding flexographic printing. Additional contacts are available in the GLRPPR Contacts Database.

Acknowledgements
This section acknowledges the contributions of industry experts to this Topic Hub.

Complete List of Links
Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.

 


The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

The Printing-Flexography Topic Hub™ was developed by:

Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Contact email: glrppr@istc.illinois.edu

Hub Last Updated: 9/4/2008