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accent powdercoaters environmental policy

Aluminium Accent powdercoater environmentour commitment


Accent Powdercoaters recognizes that now more than ever it is important to protect, conserve and preserve the natural environment, and is committed to the ongoing development and implementation of strategies to contribute to this cause.

 

powder coating – the environmentally friendly option

Powder coating is considered far more environmentally friendly than wet paints or anodizing. There are a number of reasons for this:

  • The Product – Powder coatings are 100% solid, they use no solvents, have no fumes and no dangerous gasses which are harmful to the environment and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. Powder coat products used by Accent are also free of heavy metal pigments such as lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury.
  •  Less Waste – The spraying process used by Accent is much more efficient than wet paint processes, which means less wastage.
  • Waste Disposal – Powder coats have limited to non leaching effect in dry form and no leaching effect in the cured form.
  • Durability – The high durability of powder coatings means the need to recoat is less common, which means less burden on the environment into the future.
Process Inputs
  • Water: Accent Powdercoaters is committed to preserving this precious resource. Any drips or leaks are immediately identified and rectified, and whilst the use of water is inherently necessary in the correct pretreatment of our products it is monitored to ensure water is not wasted. Waste discharge is monitored by both Sydney Water, as well as an independent NATA certified laboratory (accredited for compliance with ISO/IEC17025).
  • Energy: The sources of energy used are gas and electricity through Energy Australia. Energy Australia supports renewable energy sources and is currently able to provide up to 10% of energy from renewable resources.
  • Natural Light: Our state of the art powdercoating plant makes good use of natural light to reduce our reliance on artificial sources.
  • Recycled Products: Whilst we will never use recycled powders as this is detrimental to the finished product, we do wherever possible use packaging produced from recycled materials.

Pollution Impacts

  • Air Bourne Particles: An extensive dust extraction and filtration process is used to ensure the materials used in our powder coating plant are not emitted directly into the environment.
  • Disposal of Waste: Cardboard or paper products such as packaging are recycled through our waste contractors. Waste powder is cured prior to disposal, making it safe for the environment.

Compliance with Australian Standards

Accent Powdercoaters coat to AS3715, "Metal Finishing - Thermoset powder coatings for architectural applications", ensuring best practice is maintained at all times.

Our Accent Pre-treatment System complies with AS1627.