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Flexographic StarFlex – RTO Project Overview

January 4, 2017 10:46 am Published by

Flexographic StarFlex - Ship & Shore RTO Project Overview


Recently, Ship & Shore Environmental designed and fabricated a customized Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) system for Starflex Packaging to abate emissions from their flexographic manufacturing operations. A 33,000 scfm RTO with high thermal efficiency was designed to operate at the optimum flow, in conjunction with press operations, meeting VOC requirements and increasing as necessary with production. Because of the high thermal efficiency of this RTO system, relatively little fuel will be required to sustain the operating temperature. Often the fuel value of the incoming VOC will be enough to suffice.

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On July 1, 2013 The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) congratulated member Starflex Packaging on becoming certified as a Sustainable Green Printer (SGP) by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership.

An active member of FTA for seven years, Starflex Packaging manufacturers flexible packaging for the food and pharmaceutical industries, and specializes in high-end and high-definition wide web flexographic printing. With SGP Certification, Starflex Packaging reinforces its leadership position within the flexographic printing community through validated, sustainable operations and quality products.

“Starflex Packaging is committed to environmental protection. Through the SGP Certification process, we have found better, eco-friendly alternatives to our daily processes and frequently-used products,” states Jacques Perrault, Plant Director, Starflex Packaging Inc. “We are committed to help create a safer and cleaner tomorrow for future generations.”

At Starflex Packaging, SGP certification serves as a catalyst for innovation in design and production by requiring the facility to enhance the sustainability of its operations without sacrificing quality. Starflex Packaging implements the latest techniques to address pollution prevention and carbon footprint minimization. The facility also holds ISO 140001 certification for environmental management.

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