Plastics Technology

JUN 2013

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BD's renewable energy program is another key part of its sustainability efforts. Remarks Butler, "We don't run any wind farms, but by increasing the demand for new renewable energy, we have created an incentive for more wind farms to be built. What we do is purchase renewable energy credits and participate in green power purchase programs offered by local utility companies. In 2012, 35% of the energy we consumed on a global basis was from wind. That was up from 25% in 2011. In the U.S., 60% of the power we used came from wind." In 2011, BD joined a group of companies supporting WindMade, the frst global consumer labeling program to certify companies that source at least 25% of their power from wind energy, notes Jason Saft, manager of sustainability programs for BD Medical Surgical Systems. That same year, BD used the Global Water Tool from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to better understand its water footprint. BD facilities located in waterstressed and water-scarce areas were identifed, and the company has begun developing a systematic water management strategy. Through 2012, BD's water consumption has decreased by 28% normalized (17% absolute) in comparison to 2008 consumption. Despite substantial water conservation efforts, customer requirements for additional washing processes increased the company's total water use. However, its sustained conservation efforts and successful process changes have continued. For example, the BD Medical facility in Columbus, Neb., is saving The New MP1200 Makes It All So Simple. Whether you specify a manual or a motorized version, Tinius Olsen's next generation of melt indexer is equipped to maximize capability, efficiency and ease of use. • Three-zone heaters and controllers increase temperature stability. • Touch screen control is an intuitive interface. • Tapered weight design ensures safer loading and unloading. • Simple die release facilitates easy cleaning. • USB connectivity and Horizon software enables sophisticated SPC analyses. • Optional manual or motorized extrudate cutter. • Fully compliant with ASTM D1238 and ISO 1133 WE ARE THE FASTEST GROWING PURGING COMPOUND ON THE MARKET SEE FOR YOURSELF WHY MANY COMPANIES LIKE YOURS SWITCH TO ULTRA PURGE. Ultra Purge uses a new technology to purge color, carbon and resin which results in less downtime and scrap. Companies typically use 2-3 times less Ultra Purge compared to conventional purging compounds. Contact us for a consultation and see how Ultra Purge can increase your profits. REQUEST A FREE SAMPLE 877.884.3129 Continued on p. 32... • WWW.ULTRAPURGE.COM Melt Indexing Without the Stressing. (215) 675-7100 BLEND IT BLEND IT BLEND IT BLEND IT L T GET OTOUCH OOL T L IT C L T COOEYIIT COINDRYERS WITHEYIIT COOEYIIT V V V V YOUR EY IT N N N CON CO CO CO GRIN GRIN GRIN T T T T FEED IIT FEED IIT FEED IIT FEED IIT D D D D L ERE A IS THER CONTRO E? R DRY T DOES MO A TH GRIN Complete process visibility and remote access! ThatÕs what you get with new DC-T TouchViewª dryer controls. Connect wirelessly using your tablet or smartphone. t RY IT Watch the Conair Innovation video at promotions/innovation/ or scan this QR code with your SmartPhone. I I I D TRUDE IT DRY E T DRY E T DRY E T D IT XTRUD IT XTRUD IT XTRU X E E E RE IT STORE IT STORE IT STORE IT STO E 724.584.5500 l l Plastics technology june 2013 27

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