Sustainability

 

Prior to the Industry and Governmental efforts to ‘Go Green’, Century Packaging, Inc. was committed to being environmentally responsible. The EPA lists Sustainability as:

Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.

Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.
http://www.epa.gov/sustainability/basicinfo.htm#sustainability

Century’s concept of sustainability has been a business practice since its founding. As technology evolves, so has our company. Our facility is illuminated by T5 Fluorescent lights. The T5 lighting fixtures were used to replace the Metal Halide lights which were used to replace the original factory Sodium lamp fixtures. While Metal Halide lights provided Century Packaging with better lighting and efficiency than the Sodium Lamps, T5 lighting has evolved into the best lighting for production and efficiency. Due to less lumen depreciation, longevity and energy use, Century Packaging is seeing significant saving on our electric consumption.


Our New Printing presses also allow Century Packaging to reduce our environmental impact. Our presses use chameleon rollers which allow us to switch from UV to Water based coating without changing rollers, requiring less make ready and clean up. We also utilize a Sentinel Ink Management System which feeds the ink through reusable ink cartridges. This system not only maintains a higher level of color and density consistency but also saves 15%-20% ink usage.


100% of our paperboard waste has been and continues to be recycled. Our waste is bailed by board type and shipped directly to recycling centers for processing and returned use to the industry. As concern for deforestation grew, Century Packaging, Inc took the appropriate step to become an FSC Certified Company. Our FSC Certification provides our most environmentally conscious customer’s the peace of mind and tracking ability to know their carton production did not result in harm to a forests ecosystem.


Century’s paperboard usage is also diminished by our production layouts. Our production layouts are created through a CAD system which allows for maximum production on the smallest paperboard sheet size. Smaller paperboard sheets results in less waste, more efficient die cutting and production handling.


As more efficient and environmentally friendly ways of production become available, Century Packaging, Inc. will continue to be an industry leader in our efforts to preserve the ecosystem that continues to sustain us and our future generations.



Century Packaging, Inc. is located at 42 Edgeboro Road East Brunswick, NJ 08816.
Specializing in custom folding cartons design and custom folding cartons manufacturing for a variety of markets.