SURFACE TREATMENTS & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
ENVIRONMENTAL HOT TOPICS
TOTAL ENERGY REDUCTIONS THROUGH MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
REDUCTION IN CARBON DIOXIDE AND OVERALL CARBON FOOTPRINT.
IMPLEMENTAION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND SAVE MONEY
FTS Technologies surface treatment technologies, such as ATmaP surface treatment, offer clients in the global plastics finishing industry the benefit of enhancing adhesion of coatings to polymeric substrates without the use of expense and environmentally damaging adhesion promoting primers and other related environmentally unfriendly processes.
With the key components of adhesion promoting primers being CPO resins, which require a substantial amount of solvents to bring them to a sprayable viscosity (6.5lb to 7lb per gallon), and with solid contents of less that 10%, it is easy to see how a technology of this kind can raise many environmental concerns. Combined with the costs of handling the disposal and destruction of this technologies waste products, makes this technology not only environmentally unfriendly, but incredibly costly.
ATmaP® is an environmentally friendly process with no discharge of solvents (VOCs or HAP's), eliminating the need for expensive abatement systems, or alike. Capital and operational costs with the implementation of ATmaP surface treatment are a fraction of the cost when compared to current manufacturing processes. Emissions of solvents, use of natural gas, and dependence on government permitting, can all be substantially reduced.
The ATmaP® process may be the difference in a company being able to:
• Setup a new plant where the discharging of VOC’s is not permitted;
• Continue operating a plant when their environmental license has been reduced or revoked;
• Increase their production capacity when they have reached their VOC limits.
In today's competitive manufacturing environment, a company that implements any environmentally friendly technology, such as ATmaP, can benefit from environmental tax credits, reduced manufacturing costs, and improved profitability.
SUPPLIER PARTNERSHIP FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is an innovative partnership between automobile OEM's, their suppliers, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). SP addresses the goals of the membership by creating new and innovative approaches to environmental protection that improve the environment while providing value throughout the automobile supply chain. SP provides a forum for small, mid-sized, and large automotive and vehicle suppliers to work together, learn from each other, and share environmental best practices.
2012 General Motors Environmental Sustainability Award
2006 United States Environmental Protection Agency "Clean Air Excellence" Award
2005 DaimlerChrysler Environmental Leadership Award
This downloadable tool can be used by anyone whom wants to better understand the current costs of a high volume plastics painting facility. By inputing your own facilities information into the highlighted fields, we are able to provide an environmental impact and cost comparison between conventional adhesion promoting and ATmaP surface treatment technologies.
This downloadable presentation explains the carbon footprint calculator ensuring all aspects of the tool are used, inputted data is accurate, and the results have meaningful understanding.
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