Sus­tainab­le And Beau­ti­ful Surfaces

In addi­ti­on to our sur­faces, it is a big con­cern of ours to pro­tect our envi­ron­ment in a sus­tainab­le man­ner. Vir­tual­ly all of our pow­der coa­tings are REACH- and ROHS-com­pli­ant pro­ducts and, of cour­se, solvent-free. 

We want to make all our pro­ces­ses sus­tainab­le so that we can redu­ce our envi­ron­men­tal foot­print in the long term. 


Sus­tainab­le Pro­duc­tion Part­ners 

We, as well as our part­ner PPG, stri­ve to use resour­ces effi­ci­ent­ly and dri­ve sus­taina­bi­li­ty throughout the value chain to pre­ser­ve and pro­tect our envi­ron­ment. In 2020, PPG’s glo­bal ope­ra­ti­ons achie­ved reduc­tions in ener­gy, was­te, water and emissions. 

PPG pro­du­ces its pow­der sus­tainab­ly. This means that PPG’s sup­pliers must also focus on redu­ced water use and lower ener­gy con­sump­ti­on. In 2020, PPG used 14.5 mil­li­on cubic meters of water in the pro­duc­tion of its pow­der coa­tings. This is 19.2% less water than in 2019, and PPG is stri­ving to use less water in sub­se­quent years as well. PPG’s ener­gy con­sump­ti­on in 2020 was 2.8 giga­joules per ton in pro­duc­tion, a decre­a­se of 11.3% from 2019. PPG is also redu­cing its green­house gas (GHG) emis­si­ons pri­ma­ri­ly by redu­cing ener­gy con­sump­ti­on. In 2020, the com­pa­ny emit­ted 760,000 tons of GHG, down 17.4% from 2019. 

PPG’s glo­bal rese­arch and deve­lo­p­ment efforts crea­te bre­akthrough inno­va­tions that redu­ce ener­gy con­sump­ti­on, cut emis­si­ons, incre­a­se resour­ce uti­liz­a­ti­on and rai­se living standards. 

(Source: PPG) 

Our pro­duc­tion part­ner COLORE also pla­ces gre­at empha­sis on pro­tec­ting our envi­ron­ment and spe­ci­fi­cal­ly points out the envi­ron­men­tal sus­taina­bi­li­ty of their pow­der coa­tings. Unli­ke liquid coa­tings, the­se con­tain mini­mal or no VOC emis­si­ons. In addi­ti­on, COLORE pro­ducts maxi­mi­ze yield and redu­ce was­te. They resist cor­ro­si­on, che­mi­cals and the envi­ron­ment for lon­ger, and sub­se­quent­ly enab­le ener­gy savings and pro­duc­tion increases. 

(Source: Colo­re)   


Envi­ron­ment­al­ly Friend­ly Deli­very Rou­tes 

We, as part­ners and dis­tri­bu­tors, are also very con­cer­ned about making our deli­very rou­tes as sus­tainab­le as pos­si­ble. We the­re­fo­re use the reli­able deli­very ser­vices DHL and UPS, which app­ly their own sus­tainab­le stra­te­gies to pro­tect our environment. 

DHL is buil­ding on expan­ding its e‑fleet to 37,000 vehi­cles and 14,000 e‑trikes by 2025, which means that each e‑vehicle will save 4 tons of CO2 per year. In addi­ti­on, DHL is also focu­sing on effi­ci­ent use of electri­ci­ty and resour­ces through bat­te­ry sto­rage by reu­sing bat­te­ries from reti­red e‑vehicles. 

(Source: Deut­sche Post) 

Mean­while our sup­plier UPS is pur­suing ‘Green Logistics’ — sus­tainab­le logistics. They are rely­ing on rene­wa­ble natu­ral gas and will be purcha­sing 250 mil­li­on gal­lons of it over the next few years. As a result, des­pi­te the mil­li­ons of miles dri­ven by the UPS fleet, more than 1 mil­li­on metric tons of emis­si­ons will also be avoided. 

(Source: UPS)