Using green material for a brighter future
April 06, 2021 | Europe
Coexistence with the global environment
At HELIOS they are successfully managing their impact on the environment through their environment-conscious and future-oriented sustainable actions across all business processes.
The company’s investments today are already focused on the reduction of energy consumption and waste during the production processes. They are collecting waste solvents from production and reusing them with special distillation procedures, while continuously increasing these capacities. Many production sites are already using electricity from renewable sources. The first solar power plant was recently launched in Slovenia, which is a major step towards a sustainable production and a reduction of carbon footprint.
In the road markings segment, the company is partly using resins produced from recycled plastic. Further considerations include utilizing recycled plastic in plastic packaging for HELIOS’s final products. These are just a few examples of responsible actions today, which show how versatile the opportunities in the coatings industry are.
From a purchasing perspective, the most important influence is seen in the cooperation with suppliers and the supply of raw materials. A good representation is the Perstorp company. Their regular supply of pro-environment polyols for our resin production has significantly lowered the company’s CO2 emissions compared to the standard materials HELIOS purchases.
All steps HELIOS is taking towards a greener production will make the paints and coatings last longer and work smarter, which will contribute to a greener planet for many generations to come.
Sustainable actions on a road to a greener planet
Reducing carbon footprint is one of HELIOS‘s main objectives.