What exactly does it mean to be ‘eco-friendly’?
Is it really better to use biodegradable material, or is reprocessed material sufficient and more cost realistic?
How does the desire for a lower carbon footprint apply to the display industry?
Mercury Plastics is committed to supporting our customers in their efforts to present environmentally responsible solutions to the market. This has become a very complex field, involving a variety of terms that are often used indiscriminately without regard to precise meaning or purpose, and a number of materials or additives with properties that may or may not have been properly certified. Mercury has assumed a leadership position and helps guide customers through this confusing yet high profile arena. We do this by offering a number of recycled, reprocessed or blended plastic materials for use in varying applications as well as:
Research into biodegradable materials currently available on the market, and an assessment of how appropriate their use would be for various specific applications
Research and development of Mercury proprietary materials produced through our highly advanced in-house extrusion process
A number of recycled, reprocessed or blended plastic materials for use as OEM parts, Packaging or Display components
Mercury sets a stellar example for an environmentally responsible firm by operating an ecologically sound production and warehousing facility:
Employ a ‘5S’ lean manufacturing program and ascribe to countless significant energy saving features on our equipment
Control and monitor all our utilities (including air & water)
Utilize MX4 software to trigger consistent and thorough maintenance on all the equipment throughout the Mercury plant
At Mercury, we Sort and Recycle ALL plastic scrap, metals and corrugated materials
Mercury clearly walks the talk!