5 Ways Thermoforming Technology Helps the Environment

Today’s blog post is a guest post on 5 Ways Thermoforming Technology Helps the Environment by Donna Lee.

Mother Nature

Mother Nature is quite generous to all the living things on earth. In fact, we have all the freedom to witness her beauty and at the same time enjoy the advanced technologies.

However, we sometimes tend to forget that she also needs maintenance to sustain her beauty. Maintaining and taking care of Mother Nature means giving life to present and future generations of all the living things.

Recycling through thermoforming plastic

Several modern technologies, machinery, and even our way of life have been increasingly demanding and that is affecting Mother Nature. How? Well, the more we enjoy these advances and comforts in life, the more we expose Mother Nature to toxics. And the more she is intoxicated, the more our lives will be at stake.

One way we can protect Mother Nature, as well as all the living things on Earth, is waste management. One of the most reliable and trusted ways of waste management is the use of thermoforming technology practiced by several thermoforming companies worldwide.

Sustainability is not just a word for environmentally-friendly, natural, green, recycling, or organic. It is what we can do to survive as long as we can, and keep our environment clean.

HOW DOES  THERMOFORMING TECHNOLOGY HELP MOTHER NATURE?

There are several ways that thermoforming companies help Mother Nature as much as they can through thermoforming technology. However, we will focus on five cases in this article to extract the main and important points.

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

Several Thermoforming Companies are successful in replacing current packaging materials with renewable, sustainable, biodegradable and recycled/post-consumer plastics. They are providing more recyclable alternatives for sterile barrier systems used by medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers such as TEQpropylene consisting of polypropylene. Most consumers appreciate the drastic cost-saving, performance, zero silicone, and recyclability of this material provided by major Thermoforming Companies.

HAZARDOUS WASTE/EMISSIONS

The replacement of most hazardous materials with FDA grade chemicals is one of Thermoforming Companies’ major goals. To maintain the environmentally-friendly atmosphere, Thermoforming Companies’ discontinue the use of Propylene Glycol and making sure that air emissions are negligible as calculated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

RECYCLING PROGRAMS

Together with some of the States EPA and other EPAs around the globe, there are recycling programs being implemented such as all household plastic and bottle waste will undergo biodegradation. A Bio-chemical process that refers to the degradation and assimilation of polymers by living microorganisms, to produce degradation products that thermoforming companies can use again.

WATER AND ENERGY USAGE

New and Leading thermoforming companies start to use electric servo power machines instead of hydraulic or pneumatic machines. They also implement variable speed screw air compressors and designing a closed environment with positive airflow to cool down /heat up adjacent areas and develop high-efficiency HVAC systems.

UTILIZING LOCAL BUSINESSES

Instead of importing and exporting goods, thermoforming companies encourage people to purchase pallets from local suppliers. In this way, air, land, sea transportations for long-distance shipments are being minimized.
Thermoforming companies are ensuring that a majority of raw material suppliers are located within a 180 mile radius. Establishing partnerships with local companies is one of the efficient and effective ways for flexible packaging, printing and contract packaging.

CONCLUSION

There you are, thermoforming technology may sound huge, associated with chemical, creepy, busy, and polluting and nature destroyer. However, this method of waste management is way too helpful as well as it contributes to Mother Nature as much as it can. We can prevent thermoforming companies from producing plastics, only if we stop using important components of plastic- which is, by the way close to impossibility. This may create a huge impact on the world.

About Donna Lee

Donna Lee is the operations manager and resident writer at Plastiform, a thermoforming plastics company. She developed her passion for plastics working in her uncle’s plastics vacuum forming factory. She made her way to Plastiform where she’s been working for 3 decades passionately serving customers. In her spare time, she writes about the wonders of plastics and the power of sustainable packaging.

Link to author website: http://plastiform-dallas.com/http://plastiform-dallas.com/

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