SUSTAINABILITY

Rooted in Innovation

As a company with tradition rooted in innovation, Tapecon has been actively involved in a number of sustainability initiatives. Continuous improvement has been one of Tapecon’s core values since the business was first started in 1919 and as a result, Tapecon has embraced a number of lean and sustainable practices in order to evolve.

We have concentrated on a select few key areas that will allow your projects to sustainably flourish with Tapecon:

  • Customer education
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Employee health, safety, and education
  • Lean thinking

Through lean thinking, we've been able to get rid of excess production waste and have been able to maximize our supply chain - all while manufacturing environmentally-friendly products.

 

Sustainability in Action

Tapecon is a founding member of WNY Sustainable Roundtable (WNY SBR). The WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable is a “business-driven” organization focused on creating an environmentally and economically resilient Buffalo-Niagara through business innovation, knowledge, and co-operation.

 

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In April 2015, Tapecon submitted a Sustainability Plan to support WNY SBR during a forum called “A Sustainability Plan: Why have a Sustainability Plan. Our Sustainability Plan will be fine-tuned throughout the course of our company’s existence. 

As part of WNYSBR, Tapecon participates in their WNY Clean Production Leaders program, which is a smart chemical management program for local businesses leading the way to cleaner air and waterways.

WNY Clean Production Leader Badge

With our drive to be a green printing company, Tapecon has joined the Buffalo Recycles movement with a commitment to recycling and green manufacturing while encouraging others to do the same.Buffalo-Recycles-Logo-150x150

What Our Clients Say

Tapecon reviewed our proposed design and gave us prompt professional assistance.

Research Engineer

Great interaction and professionalism for a start-up product component.

Supply Chain Consultant

Good communication from customer service.

Purchasing Manager

What my company appreciates most is their flexibility should we need an order or a partial sooner than the due date at the time of order submission. These attributes make them stand out in their industry!

Senior Buyer

Recent Articles

We regularly publish content to serve our fellow colleagues in the advanced manufacturing industry.

3 Ways to Improve Recyclability of Labels and Packaging

By now, most companies understand the importance of a sustainability plan – the challenge is knowing where to start. Labels and packaging are often a

What the Circular Economy Means for Product Designers

As the effects of climate change impact communities around the globe, there’s a growing understanding that environmental stewardship is a shared

Podcast: Rafael Tudela from Tapecon on Flexible Hybrid Electronics

In episode 10, we talk to Rafael Tudela, a fellow Tapeconian with an interesting educational background. A double major in electrical and electronic

Stressed Out? Understanding Shear and Peel Strengths for Adhesives

Stress is an unavoidable part of life. We all experience it in one way or another, and we all have ways of coping with it. However, product designers

Case Study: How Tapecon Assessed and Reduced Chemical Footprint

In 2021, through a program called the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) run by Clean Production Action (CPA) and funded by a Source Reduction

6 Common Risks of New Product Development – And How to Mitigate Them

Wouldn’t it be great if developing a new product came with all the rewards of being an innovator, and zero of the downsides? Unfortunately, there are

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