Maag GmbH, located in Ense, Germany, has added Asahi Photoproducts’ AWP CleanPrint Carbon Neutral water-washable flexographic printing plates to its offerings at the request of a key client.

Adoption of these plates is in line with the company’s focus on sustainability. The client wanted the company to switch from solvent-wash to water-wash plates for production of its packaging.

Maag GmbH currently employs 80 team members, operates out of a new, sustainably designed production facility, and has a turnover of about €20 million. Seventy percent of its business is in food-related packaging, with the remaining 30 percent comprised of toys, hygiene products and cosmetics.

As part of its sustainability journey, Maag has adopted a lean management approach and is ISO 14001 certified. In 2016, the company created the new position of Sustainability Manager/EHS Manager and appointed an environmental management expert who had a relationship with the North Rhine-Westphalia Efficiency Agency, an advisory institution that works to help companies be more sustainable.

In 2020, the company opened a new production facility that meets the most modern requirements in terms of climate protection, including solar panels on the roof, energy recovery from the waste heat of the converting process, low-emission generation of cooling capacity, and ultimately, also of compressed air.

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