One way in which we do this is by offering sustainable packaging solutions with materials such as mineral paper, kraft paper, biologic, and stone wrap. However our commitment to the environment extends beyond just our product offerings and into the use of sustainable solutions in our production facilities as well.
One such solution is the use of Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs) in our manufacturing plants which help us meet the most stringent air pollution abatement regulations. These RTO systems reduce our carbon footprint by destroying any volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that may be created in our manufacturing process. VOCs may include air toxins, oders, and hazardous air pollutants. It’s important to destroy VOCs so that they don’t escape into the environment where they can then cause harm to people, animals, and accumulate in the atmosphere and cause thick smog formation.
RTOs work through a process known as oxidation. In this process exhaust air created from industrial processes are redirected into a combustion chamber. Here the VOCs are then exposed to extremely high temperatures ranging from 815°C (1,500°F) to 980°C (1,800°F) until 99%+ of pollutants are destroyed. Through this process VOCs are transformed into carbon dioxide, water, and heat.
The result? Cleaner air for our employees, communities, and the planet.