Mactac has made significant strides in seeking out and instituting good business practices that reduce environmental impact and generate increasing value to customers, employees and communities.
For many years, Mactac has practiced environmental responsibility: from reducing its environmental impact as a manufacturer, to developing environmentally friendly products.
The company’s current environmental sustainability goals, include using less energy for manufacturing, using less raw materials, reducing freight (including fuel, CO2 emissions), reducing packaging waste (cores, cartons, wrapping) and increasing productivity.
Mactac’s manufacturing facilities focus daily on waste reduction. Plants recycle all stretch wrap, corrugate, aluminum, steel, plastic, batteries, electronic waste, bulbs, capacitors, pallets and drums. And, coated product waste is either recycled or sent to waste-to-energy plants. The company has eliminated solvent-based coating, replacing with 100 percent solids coating technology. It also has production sustainability programs in place, like the Precise Program, which eliminates material off-cuts going to waste for customers.
‘The year 2020 is set to be a year of action and reaction – building on the fast-growing trends we’ve seen in sustainability in the last several years,’ said Kevin Clunie, sales and marketing director for Mactac’s Performance Adhesives Group. ‘Brand owners and packaging companies have a growing need to be environmentally responsible and Mactac’s commitment to sustainability helps them further achieve their own sustainability goals.’