environment

DECREASING
THE IMPACT
OF OUR PRODUCTS
ON THE ENVIRONMENT
IS ONE OF OUR PRIMARY
OBJECTIVES.

We have taken several measures already to reduce our Ecological footprint. We are not only reusing some solvents but we also re-cycle some of our industrial production waste. Moreover we are trying to make our products as eco-friendly as possible. Plastibert products do not contain heavy metals or Azo-dyes that may not be used in textile products according to current European regulations. We are also working on new products that do not contain any solvents. By fulfilling the latest REACH regulations we only use chemicals approved by REACH. This enables us to improve people's well-being and the environment.

Our site has obtained the ISO 14001 environmental certification. We were able to anticipate the major changes that arose from the European REACH regulation and we only use approved chemicals.

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Ecological production

We strive to produce all of our coated texteles in a ecological way which is as harmless as possible for the environment.

02

Environmental impact

During our productions we take every step possible to ensure we are as harmless as possible for the environment.

03

Heavy metals and Azo-dyes

Our products do not contain any heavy metals nor do they contain any Azo-dyes.
04

Solvent Free

We strive to develop products that are free of any solvents or solvent-based chemicals.
05

REACH compliant

We meet the latest Reach compliances, by only using REACH compiant materials in our productions.
06

recycling

To ensure a as harmless as possible approach to the environment we recycle our industrial waste.
07

environmental regulations

Meeting the regulatory and legal requirements that apply to our products to ensure a minimum impact on the environment.

DMF Recuperation

The DMF-laden air stream, coming from our PU Leather coating line, enters into the multi-stage absorption section, where it is counter currently washed by the scrubbing water. The depurated air is then discharged to the atmosphere from the stack placed on top of the scrubber itself. The DMF aqueous solution is recovered in the bottom of the scrubber and is transferred to storage when the DMF concentration reaches a level of 22 – 27%. With this system we can recover up to 99.6% of the DMF used in our production process. The company has implemented programmes to improve working conditions, whether in the safety of work stations, the decrease in using products that are harmful to human beings or, in a more general manner, in maintaining the implementation and effectiveness of the QHSE policy at all levels of the company.

Incinerator

In order to protect the earth and minimize discharge of polluted air we have a incinerator. This uses heat to burn different particles in the process air coming from our production plants. The incinerator consists of three chambers, two of which have a light oil-burner to reach a temperature of 800 – 850°C. When the plant has reached this temperature it works auto thermal by retrieving heat from the incineration of the process air. The harmful particles in the process air are burned and discharged in the form of non-harmful gases.

Filtration of plasticisers

To clean the air coming from our PVC Leather coating line we use a purpose built filtration plant. This plant exists of two filtering units and one cooling unit. The process air is first filtered to extract the bigger particles in the air. Before entering the second filtering unit the process air is cooled down to 30°C to enhance condensation. The special mist eliminators in the second filtering unit have a collection efficiency of 99.5% and are able to filter particles smaller than 1 micron. The collected particles form a liquid that is drained off in IBC containers and is send off to be recycled. The company has implemented programmes to improve working conditions, whether in the safety of work stations, the decrease in using products that are harmful to human beings or, in a more general manner, in maintaining the implementation and effectiveness of the QHSE policy at all levels of the company.

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