Professional Plating is committed to conduct our operations in a manner that is environmentally responsible, thus attaining environmental stewardship with our employees, customers and community. We manage the health, safety and environmental matters as a key part of our business success and growth.
Professional Plating complies with all environmental laws and regulations, by providing strict controls and continuous improvements to our processes. We strive to manage all phases of our business in a manner to minimize our operation on the environment by:
- Use energy, water and material efficiently throughout our operations
- Minimize the amount of waste generated
- Reuse and recycle water whenever possible
- Reduce human exposure to toxic chemicals in the facility and to our community
- Invest in state-of-the-art wastewater treatment equipment and controls
Professional Plating is also a proud member of the National Metal Finishing Resource Center Strategic Goals Program by tracking and benchmarking our environmental progress and energy related costs within our industry to further reduce environmental impacts.
We are pleased to announce we have been granted an F019 hazardous waste delisting ruling from the United States Environmental Protection Agency effective March 1st, 2010. This ruling is one more step in Professional Plating Inc. effort to become a good steward of the environment.
We are continuing to meet customer needs by maintaining our environmental policy and reducing wastes. Our commitment has results in developing new business opportunities with companies seeking a "Green" partnership.
What is REACH?
REACH is an acronym for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. The REACH initiative was established in the European Market June 1st, 2007. The purpose of the REACH regulation is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment from chemical substance.
Professional Plating Inc is pleased to announce that all of our zinc processes are REACH compliant. Chemical substances must be declared if they are above a concentration of .1% weight per weight. Please see a chart in our Environmental section of our web site that pertains to our plating processes.
|Process||Chemical Substance present||Above concentration of 0.1% weight per weight||Reach Compliant||RoHS compliant|
|All Clear||Cobalt dinitrate||no||yes||yes|
|Rack black zinc||Chromium trioxide||no||yes||no|
|Rack yellow zinc||Chromium trioxide||no||yes||no|
|Barrel Tri-black||Chromium trioxide||no||yes||yes|
|Barrel Hex-black||Chromium trioxide||no||yes||no|
|Barrel olive Drab||Chromium trioxide||no||yes||no|
|Chemical Substance must be declared if it is above a concentration of .1% weight per weight.|
|All zinc processes are Reach Compliant.|