What makes it ecological?

What makes it ecological?

Going green is not just a trend, it’s a necessity. And as a company in the automotive industry, we understand the impact we can have on the environment. That’s why we have taken steps towards sustainability, prioritizing eco-friendly options in every aspect of our business, from materials to packaging. In this blog, we’ll take you through our journey toward sustainability, highlighting the steps we have taken to reduce our environmental impact and explaining what makes them sustainable.

What do we do that makes our eco-products sustainable?

  • In-house Development

We take pride in our in-house development process, which allows us to have greater control over the development process and prioritize our own unique needs. This process enables us to better align our product development strategy and opt for nature-friendly alternatives like water-based solutions and replacing carnauba wax with beeswax. What exactly makes this an ecological process?

Reduced transportation emissions:

By producing goods in-house, you can avoid the emissions associated with transporting materials and finished products from one location to another.

Increased efficiency:

When you have control over the production process, you can optimize material usage and reduce waste. This can lead to significant reductions in the amount of resources used and the amount of waste produced.

Use of eco-friendly materials:

In-house production processes give you the flexibility to choose eco-friendly materials and processes that align with your sustainability goals. Like choosing beeswax over carnauba wax, formulate waterbase chemistry replacing solvents, use of recycled plastics where possible and use less plastic than existing products on the market (f.i. Green Paint System)

Improved transparency and accountability:

With an in-house production process, you have greater visibility and control over the environmental impact of your operations. This allows you to be more transparent with your customers and stakeholders.

Flexibility and innovation:

In-house production processes give you the freedom to experiment with new materials and processes, and to continually improve your sustainability performance. This leads to greater innovation and a more competitive business in the long run.
  • Why we choose water-based solutions

Water-based products are a cornerstone of our commitment to sustainability. They offer several benefits over traditional solvent-based products, such as lower VOC levels, biodegradability, and convenience.

Low VOC-levels

water-based products have lower VOC levels, which makes them a safer and more environmentally friendly choice. Solvents used in traditional solvent-based products can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, contributing to air pollution and potentially harming human health.

High-five for mother nature

water-based products are often biodegradable, which means they break down naturally over time without harming the environment. This is because water is a naturally occurring substance that can be found in nature, whereas solvents are typically man-made and can have long-lasting environmental impacts.

Key to Convenience

cleaning up spills can be a real pain, especially if you're dealing with traditional solvent-based products. Since water-based products can be diluted with water, any spills or splatters can be easily cleaned up with water and soap.

Lower environmental impact

The production and disposal of solvent-based products can have negative impacts on the environment, such as contaminating water and soil. Water-based products, on the other hand, are generally considered to be more environmentally friendly and have a lower impact on the planet.

Lower risk of fire and explosion

Solvent-based products can be flammable and pose a risk of fire and explosion. Water-based products, on the other hand, are not flammable and are therefore safer to use and store.
  • Material production and Waste Treatment Process

By taking steps to control waste production, we can minimize our environmental impact and operate sustainably. The manufacturing process of our Green Paint System is a perfect example of this matter. We actively searched to optimize material usage and minimize scrap during the manufacturing process. Not only do we use less than 50% of plastic raw material compared to any other spray cup system on the market but also are no losses made in the production process, by re-using all the scrap over and over again.
Additionally, we have a product recycling process that reduces plastic waste by up to 50% in five easy steps.
We Plant Forests
We have teamed up with the forest-loving folks at GoForest to do our part in saving the planet. Since this year, we offer our catalogue only digitally online, not only to offer you at any time our latest version, but also because we believe it is more sustainable to reduce printing catalogues on paper. Instead of just budget cutting, we invest the saved cost of the printing back into nature by planting trees and help the reforesting. Today, we've planted a whopping 2500 trees to offset our headquarters emissions and help the environment get back on its feet. We're talking 2000 trees in Madagascar and 500 in Belgium - that's a whole lot of green power! And the best part? You can follow along with our tree-planting adventure on our blog post, where we'll show you the live locations of our green friends. So let's raise a sapling to a greener planet and get ready to watch our trees grow big and strong!

We’re planting the seeds for a sustainable future and inspiring others to make a difference.

Overall, we believe that every small step counts when it comes to saving our planet. And as a company in the automotive industry, we're revving up our efforts to make eco-friendly options the norm. From our water-based solutions to our buzz-worthy beeswax, we're taking conscious steps to prioritize the planet in our in-house development process. We're not just talking the talk, either – we've planted forests and welcomed bees to our headquarters, and we're doing our part to reduce waste and plastic pollution. We hope that our efforts will inspire others to join us on this journey towards a more sustainable future. So whether you're using water-based products or saying no to single-use plastics, every little bit helps. Let's keep moving forward, one small step at a time, and show the world that sustainability isn't just a trend – it's a way of life!
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