SOURCE: Coating Excellence International

August 15, 2008 15:41 ET

Coating Excellence International Leads Flexible Packaging Industry Into "Green" Era

Wisconsin-Based Company Replaces Its Carbon-Sourced Energy With Renewable and Carbon-Free Sources

WRIGHTSTOWN, WI--(Marketwire - August 15, 2008) - Coating Excellence International (CEI), the Wisconsin-based, market-leading flexible packaging company specializing in extrusion coating, laminating, printing and woven bags, today announced the company has signed an agreement which makes it the preeminent leader in becoming environmentally friendly within the Flexible Packaging sector.

CEI has signed an agreement to purchase renewable electrical energy from Wisconsin Public Service's (WPS) NatureWise® program. The agreement represents the largest quantity of NatureWise®, renewable carbon free energy to be purchased in the WPS service territory. The NatureWise program is offered to customers in 24 counties throughout northeastern and central Wisconsin and Menominee, Michigan. There are currently 40 commercial/industrial customers enrolled in the program, including college universities and the Green Bay Packers. This renewable and carbon-free energy offered through the NatureWise® program is composed of 50 percent wind and 50 percent biogas from local landfills and dairy farm waste.

"This is another example of Coating Excellence's commitment to not only producing the highest-quality packaging, but also achieving that goal in an environment-friendly way," said Michael Nowak, president of CEI. "We're proud to be able to both keep manufacturing in America and keep our country green at the same time."

Utilizing renewable energy significantly lowers CEI's carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which are a by-product of electric power generation. CEI is the first flexible packaging company to join the NatureWise® program. A leader in the Green movement, CEI was also awarded the "Wisconsin Friend of the Environment" award in 2007.


Coating Excellence International (CEI) is a rapid-growth, market-leading flexible packaging company specializing in extrusion coating and laminating, printing, and woven bags with original innovations such as Clean Strip™ Ream Wrap and SuperTube bags. The company produces high-quality, extrusion-coated and laminated products for a wide variety of sectors, including food packaging, industrial products and release markets. CEI works with a vast range of substrates, including machinery with the ability to convert paper, foil, film, and non-woven.

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