FTS Technologies surface treatment technologies, such as ATmaP, offer clients in the global plastics finishing industry the benefit of enhancing adhesion of coatings to polymeric substrates without the use of expense and environmentally damaging adhesion promoting primers. With the key components of adhesion promoting primers being CPO resins, which require a substantial amount of solvents to bring them to a sprayable viscosity (6.5lb to 7lb per gallon), and with solid contents of less that 10%, it is easy to see how a technology of this kind can raise many environmental concerns. Combined with the costs of handling the disposal and destruction of this technologies waste stream, this technology is not only environmentally unfriendly, but incredibly costly. ATmaP® is an environmentally friendly process with no discharge of solvents (VOCs or HAP’s), eliminating the need for expensive abatement systems, or alike. Capital and operational costs with the implementation of ATmaP surface treatment are a fraction of the cost when compared to current manufacturing processes. Emissions of solvents, use of natural gas, and dependence on government permitting, can all be substantially reduced. The ATmaP® process may be the difference in a company being able to: • Setup a new plant where the discharging of VOC’s is not permitted; • Continue operating a plant when their environmental license has been reduced or revoked; • Increase their production capacity when they have reached their VOC limits. In today’s competitive manufacturing environment, a company that implements any environmentally friendly technology, such as ATmaP, can benefit from environmental tax credits, reduced manufacturing costs, and improved profitability.
Maximizing energy efficiency through conversation is key to any production facility. FTS Technologies products are products that consume hydrocarbon fuel as part of their required process. Products manufactured by industry competitors are also products that consume fuel gas, and as such have a day-to-day operating cost. The only way to control those costs is to ensure they are running a peak efficiency all the time, But how can that be done? All FTS Technologies automated flame treatment products utilize Oxygen Analyzers for controlling the air/gas ratios to very strict limits, ensuring optimum efficiency. However, whenever there isn’t an oxygen analyzer present, air/gas ratios can fluctuate, potentially resulting in the generation of CO or unnecessary and excessive consumption of fuel gas, increasing running costs. There is a wide cross section of “flame treatment” units in the marketplace, and the vast majority of them don’t contain the means of ensuring optimum combustion conditions. This could be costing you a lot in poor efficiency!! FTS Technologies innovative ENERGY MONITOR ensures the ‘clean combustion’ and optimum-operating conditions for all gas fired premixed combustion systems. It’s a simple, portable, ‘plug in’ installation tool with accurate measurement of air/gas ratios. The color screen provides users a clear and easy to read illustration of the current operating conditions and provides them with the necessary data to adjust their process to optimum combustion conditions and efficiency. The ‘ENERGY MONITOR’ will help facilities reduce fuel use, reduce energy costs, help eliminate harmful production of CO, and provide improved process quality. Whether you have an FTS Technologies Flame Deflashing Unit and would like a tool to aid in its calibration for maximum efficiency, or a flame combustion unit of any other kind from any other company, the FTS Technologies ENERGY MONITOR is a tool that can maximize energy efficiency.
Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is an innovative partnership between automobile OEM’s, their suppliers, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). SP addresses the goals of the membership by creating new and innovative approaches to environmental protection that improve the environment while providing value throughout the automobile supply chain. SP provides a forum for small, mid-sized, and large automotive and vehicle suppliers to work together, learn from each other, and share environmental best practices.
2014 Environmental Leadership Award: Suppliers Partnership for the Environment
2012 General Motors Environmental Sustainability Award
2006 United States Environmental Protection Agency “Clean Air Excellence” Award
2005 DaimlerChrysler Environmental Leadership Award