lines of products are designed with environmental safety in
mind. The company’s fundamental focus is that products
should be ecologically friendly, technologically feasible
and financially reasonable. Beyond increased productivity
and improved quality, minimizing environmental impact is the
most important motivating force in the company's research
and development work.
Chemtec is dedicated to creating products and
processes which do less damage to the environment, create
fewer residuals and consume fewer raw materials and energy
during their entire life-span. The company makes constant
efforts to minimize ground, water and air pollution, and similar care
is taken to improve the working environment and enhance safety
"No water is needed. No heat is needed. There's no waste. That's the key."
"Using Plaforization™ has enabled us to eliminate all of the disposal headache and expense."
Plaforization and Toran products put nothing into the water,
nothing into landfill and virtually nothing into the air!
Plaforization and Toran products do not use water and are
not rinsed, so there is no effluent, ever.
Plaforization and Toran baths are never dumped, only topped off as they are used.
Process oils are not skimmed and disposed
of, but rather are used to contribute flexibility to the topcoat.
The chemicals are not heated, so you are not creating
NOx or SOx by burning fuel.
The Plaforization and Toran processes create no sludge, so
nothing is sent to landfill except the fines that come in on the
Due to their extremely low vapor pressure,
Plaforization and Toran products emit only very small amounts of VOCs.
The products contain no halogenated compounds,
ozone-depleting compounds, carcinogens, mutagens, or hazardous air
pollutants. For a properly designed and operated system treating 2 million square feet of metal per year, VOC emissions are estimated to be:
||De minimis 199 lb.
||Very low 1,467 lb.
Emission levels do not rise significantly with much higher levels of production because the air in the flowcoat zone becomes saturated and the heavy vapors fall back into the tank.
Compare the environmental problems of the conventional
Heated baths and rising natural gas costs
Multiple steps, including rinses, in the process
Water use and disposal headaches, including phosphates
in the water stream
Sludge creation and disposal
Constant bath monitoring required by unstable bath
Environmental and permitting requirements
Emission of 10 to 20 times
as much carbon dioxide from conventional burners as a comparable Plaforization and Toran systems
With none of the conventional process problems,
Plaforization and Toran are the smart approach to metal pretreatment. Plaforization and Toran
products are your clear choice.