Responsible management of raw materials and consumables, energy consumption, water and air pollution



The environmental disaster that is now invading every corner of our planet, and the complete absence of adequate policies, cannot fail to remove the companies from the serious responsibilities that have contributed significantly to the degradation of the environment since the beginning of the industrial era.
Our commitment translates into an increasingly rigid and selective corporate policy towards polluting products and technologies.


water
water

All the waters used in the technological processes are treated and filtered in our modern purification plant. We are implementing a complete system of recovery and reuse of waste water, within the production process.

 

 




air
Air


Although the vapors from the washing and engraving tanks are not an objective problem for the environment, they are nevertheless treated by a scrubber filter washing system. The residual waters are then sent to the treatment plant anyway.







chemical milling
Chemical substances


The use of nitric acid, cyanides, hydrofluoric acids, surfactants and solvents has always been prohibited in the company. Metal cleaning is mainly achieved with citric acid, sodium carbonate, highly diluted hydrochloric acid, ethyl alcohol, sandblasting and brush cleaning (without chemical adjuvants). The spent ferric chloride used for the chemical etching of the plates is suitably treated by a specialized company. The possibility of regenerating it in the production process or of reusing it as a coagulant for the treatment of water in large purification stations is being studied.


metals
Raw material


All our metals are lead and cadmium free. Since 2018 we have developed alternative copper alloys with hardness over 200 HV to replace the alloys with beryllium. All metal scraps and scraps are melted and recycled.
 



box
packaging


From 2018, the dimensions of the boxes have been reduced and plastic adhesive tapes, polystyrene fillers and polyurethane foams have been gradually eliminated. Currently we only use packaging and fillers produced with recycled cardboard, without coloring. The tapes are made of recycled paper reinforced with glass fibers and with adhesives of vegetable origin. In 2020 we plan to eliminate also the transparent films used to seal the plates, to arrive at a 100% recycled and recyclable packaging.


Plastic

We do not work or use plastics, however we try to sensitize all employees to a conscious and minimized use of bottles, plates, glasses, gloves and any other "disposable" product that is not in perfectly biodegradable or biocompatible material.

Power

Electricity consumption represents a significant environmental impact. From 2018 we began to constantly monitor the main consumption, in order to identify targeted actions for energy saving. The air conditioning system in the workplace is obtained by circulating fresh water under the floor, pumped from the subsoil and reused in the production processes.


At the office

All the paper used in the office is 100% recycled. All printers are refillable inkjet (cis) printers, without cartridges.

Tips

We are constantly looking for solutions to minimize environmental impact. Probably the new types of packaging and the drastic reduction of the paper documentation may have caused some resistance, but we expect any useful suggestions to improve our commitment.


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