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October 6, 2009

Zorbit Added to INC’s Fastest Growing 5000

Zorbit Resources (now doing business as Maesa Packaging) is one of only 1390 companies in the U.S. to be named to the INC5000—a list of the fastest growing private companies— in three consecutive years.

For three years in a row, Zorbit was positioned in the top 20th percentile of the list compiled by INC magazine. This year, the company was ranked No. 64 in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area and No. 26 in manufacturing.

In January 2009, Zorbit Resources was acquired by The Maesa Group.

EPA Recognizes Diamond Packaging in National Top 20 Printers List

Diamond Packaging now appears on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Top 20 Printers List of the largest green power purchasers in the commercial printing business. According to the company, it is purchasing more than six million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 100% of the organization’s purchased electricity use. Diamond Packaging is buying its utility green power product from Rochester Gas & Electric.

This purchase also qualifies Diamond Packaging for EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club, a distinction given to organizations that have significantly exceeded EPA’s minimum purchase requirements. Green Power Leadership Club members must purchase 10 times the partnership’s minimum requirement organization-wide.The Top 20 Printers List is one of nine Top Partner Lists that EPA releases quarterly, highlighting some of America’s largest green power purchasers. Diamond Packaging currently ranks No. 7 on EPA’s Top 20 Printers List.

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SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories Releases New Customizable Lipstick Tube

SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories now offers its clients a cutting-edge and cost-efficient lip tube for color cosmetics. Available in single-layer, low-density polyethylene and coextruded low-density polyethylene, the component features a unique twist-and-lock cap to prevent accidental opening in users’ pockets or purses.

The lip tube boasts three different head-applicator options: lip brush, doe foot and showerhead doe foot—all ofwhich are ideal for housing any type of lip product, according to the company. This component is completely customizable for each client’s unique specifications with custom color options for the cap and tube, the latter of which can be printed either via offset or silkscreen printing.

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Anomatic Introduces Sustainability Initiatives

Anomatic Corporation has completed a comprehensive sustainability plan designed to reduce energy, waste, water and air pollution while significantly increasing the company’s ability to recycle and reuse materials. Anomatic said it embarked on the initiatives in early 2008 in response to customers’ needs to produce products that would meet stringent consumer demand.

As part of the overall plant and equipment improvements, Anomatic has significantly improved its ability to deliver environmentally-friendly packaging, according to the company. Major landmarks include:
• Up to 40% of process water is recycled and reused via advanced recycling technologies, reducing demand for potable water throughout Anomatic’s processes;
• New closed cycle vapor technology cleaning system installed last month, reducing 92% of carbon-based energy;
• Upgraded waste water treatment system to “semi-intelligent” PLC Logic-based control, lowering chemical usage; and
• Current air scrubber technology removes more than 98% of nitrogen oxides, operating at less than 40% of EPA permits and more.

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