PolyPak America is continually looking at our products and our processes to see how we can push the envelope with our environmental commitments.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2011
In a continued commitment to our target of becoming carbon free as a leader in environmental plastic packaging, PolyPak America recently installed an ECOpure™ SR60V Solvent Recycler from PPCTS for the recycling of dirty flexo press wash solvent, which is used for the cleaning of the printing decks and inking systems of our solvent based flexo presses.
By recycling this spent dirty solvent with the ECOpure™ Solvent recycler, PolyPak America is reducing purchases of new press wash solvent by approximately 95%. The state of the art ECOpure™ Solvent Recycler features one of the safest electronically controlled distillation processes that separate contaminants from the used solvent. The result is clean, distilled, original solvent ready for reuse. The ECOpure™ Solvent Recycler distillation process for flexo solvents is conducted under vacuum to increase efficiency with a recovery rate of 95% or higher. PolyPak America is also able to capture 100% of all the volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) that are created and released through flexo-print operations and keep 98.5% of those from escaping in to the atmosphere with a state-of-the-art regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO).
“PolyPak America is continually looking at our products and our processes to see how we can push the envelope with our environmental commitments.” says Richard Gurewitz, Founder and President at PolyPak America. “Whether it is our packaging containing the highest amount of recycled content in the industry, obtaining machinery such as the ECOpure™ to “eco-enhance” our manufacturing or our support of environmental initiatives, PolyPak America will always look to exceed in our mission of being a plastic company with a conscience”.
About PolyPak America
PolyPak America is the west coast’s foremost source for custom printed envelopes and poly envelopes and mailers. In addition to plastic envelopes, PolyPak America also manufactures heavy duty bags and poly film for the lawn and garden, construction, mineral and mining industries, and offers a comprehensive line of agricultural films and produce plastic packaging. PolyPak America has been extruding, printing and converting film for over 35 years. PolyPak America’s facilities are located in Los Angeles and Vernon, CA and Lancaster, PA. For more information please visit us at http://www.polypak.com or call 800-826-4000. You can also follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.