31 May 2011
31 May 2011
Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) has been recognised for meeting the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Energy Star Challenge, a national initiative for Energy Star partners to improve energy efficiency at commercial and industrial facilities by 10 percent or more within five years.
Approximately 240 companies enlisted in the EPA’s call-to-action. However, only the efforts of 34 facilities operated by 14 companies were publicly acknowledged for successfully reducing emissions at their manufacturing sites.
IPG, which supplies tapes and films designed specifically for the marine and composites industries, was cited for energy efficiency improvements of 29.1% in Carbondale, Illinois, 23.4% in Richmond, Kentucky, and 18.3% in Menasha, Wisconsin.
“IPG was able to achieve the Energy Star Challenge at its plants through the commitment and capability of our employees. We’re making energy efficiency part of our DNA,” stated Mike Jones, IPG’s Corporate Energy Team Leader. More specifically, various IPG plants implemented energy reduction initiatives by installing new insulation, variable frequency drives, energy efficient lighting, improved compressed air systems, and economizers on boilers. They also reinforced shut off/turn down procedures, reduced the cycling frequency of its boilers, and implemented dryer improvements.
“This achievement illustrates IPG’s commitment to implement and continually improve sustainable business practices. Using energy more efficiently allows us to reduce our carbon footprint, which is fundamentally good for everyone,” said Rick Carnell, IPG’s Environmental Health & Safety Director.
The environmental credentials of battery electric vehicles were questioned at the latest Future of Technology seminar organised by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and Innovate UK.
Scigrip has expanded its agreement with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie to include France and the French territories in Northern Africa, with immediate effect.
EconCore will unveil the latest developments in its thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology at NPE2018 on 7-11 May in Orlando, Florida, US.