Yupo Joins SGP Community as Silver Patron

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, announced Yupo Corporation America is the latest SGP Patron at the silver level. Through patronage, Yupo Corporation America, along with other industry leaders dedicated to promoting sustainability, support SGP and keep costs low for certification of print facilities.


YUPO Synthetic Papers are 100 percent recyclable. Further, the product is an ideal solution for a variety of marketing, design, packaging and labeling needs.


  • 100 percent tree free, preserving forests, water and natural resources
  • Made using eco-friendly manufacturing processes
  • Requires relatively little water, energy and chemicals to manufacture

While YUPO Synthetic Papers are not biodegradable, they are free of poisons and heavy metals, and contain no plasticizers.


“Yupo believes that taking responsibility means more than just meeting minimum requirements. As a new member of the SGP Community, we hope to further the goal of less waste, not just for our planet and future generations, but for today,” said Bill Hewitt, Marketing Manager, Yupo Corporation America. “Joining forces with SGP helps us achieve better sustainability gains in the industry and our local communities.”


To learn how to become a SGP Patron and see the current list of SGP Patrons, visit www.sgppartnership.org/patrons/.


About Yupo Corporation America: In 1969, two Japanese companies, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Oji Paper Co. Ltd., had a shared vision of generating and producing paper entirely out of synthetic raw materials. Using synthetic polymers, they developed papers which are unparalleled for their combination of superior functionality and unique aesthetic appeal. Nowadays the joint-venture business which arose from this idea – the Yupo Corporation – ranks among the global market leaders with a product range of more than 50 synthetic papers and annual production capacity of more than 42,000 tons. Yupo Corporation has its head office in Tokyo, Japan. Its two production facilities are based in Japan and the USA with subsidiaries in Europe, China and India. For more information about Yupo Corporation America, visit www.yupousa.com.


About SGP: The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is a non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities’ sustainability best practices. SGP advocates best practices and innovation among print community stakeholders, aligning the printing industry and its customers in the pursuit of a more accountable sustainable supply chain. SGP works with patrons such as 3M, International Paper, EFI, ECOR, FLEXcon, North American Plastics, Piedmont Plastics, Mapal Plastics and numerous other leading brands. www.sgppartnership.org