The award recognizes outstanding prevention practices.
Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc., provider of industrial inkjet printheads, received the 2010 New Hampshire Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention. Governor John Lynch and Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Tom Burack presented the award to Dimatix at a ceremony at the State capitol in Concord, NH.
The Award for Pollution Prevention recognizes outstanding prevention practices in New Hampshire businesses and organizations that have successfully reduced or eliminated waste at the source. Dimatix eliminated more than 2,100 gallons per year of hazardous waste isopropyl alcohol and associated management costs by using a vapor-deposition method to replace a wet-bath process. The company has also worked with its supply chain to ensure that pollutants such as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and hazardous fire retardants are eliminated from its products.
The company installed capacitors on its electric motors and added an equipment-specific lubricant to compressors to extend their life. From this initiative alone the company is saving more than one million kilowatt hours annually.
“During the past year, these efforts have also resulted in Dimatix having recycled nearly 10 tons of paper, two tons of plastic, one ton of aluminum and tin, five tons of glass, and 10 tons of cardboard,” says Joel Wood, VP of operations.
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