Performance Polyurethane Products
338 Ramsey Drive, Sullivan, MO 63080
+1 573.468.3101

Environmental Program Summary



Date Aspect Impact Project Status

8/29/2013
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Store UPS reports electronically instead of printing each day Completed

8/29/2013
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Discontinue printing Wellness Mats PO's in favor of printing as a daily report Completed

4/24/2013
Chemical Mixing Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Buy chemical powder in paper bags instead of fiber drums. Easier to recycle Completed

4/24/2013
Product Development Improve Energy Efficiency Lower Mold Tech compressed air pressure from 130 to 90 psi. Correct air leaks in the system In Progress

4/24/2013
Part Molding Reduce Air Emissions Convert from solvent based to water based mold release in IP department In Progress

4/24/2013
Part Molding Improve Working Environment Reduce overspray particulate in IP from paint and mold release In Progress

4/24/2013
Chemical Mixing Improve Working Environment Review project status and safety procedures surrounding new blowing agent In Progress



Date Aspect Impact Project Status

12/03/2012
Business Administration Improve Energy Efficiency Replace dock doors with more modern better sealing designs to reduce heat loss Completed

12/03/2012
Spray Painting Improve Energy Efficiency Install air compressor receiver tank and flow regulator to allow plant air pressure to be lowered several psi thereby reducing energy usage In Progress

12/03/2012
Part Molding Improve Energy Efficiency Utilize waste heat from large air compressor to preheat process water Completed

12/03/2012
Business Administration Improve Energy Efficiency Replace large gas fired space heater on the dock with more efficient hot water based space heaters Completed

12/03/2012
Part Molding Reduce Air Emissions Build mold cleaning booth for IP to contain airborne particulate Completed

08/13/2012
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Email timecard and production reports in lieu of printing copies Completed

08/13/2012
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Email material certificates of compliance instead of faxing them in In Progress

08/13/2012
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Revisit emailing invoices to customers instead of printing and mailing In Progress

08/13/2012
Chemical Mixing Improve Energy Efficiency Relocate powder mix room for improved efficiency Completed

02/21/2012
Product Development Improve Energy Efficiency Install a small compressor that could run equipment on weekends so main compressor won't have to Completed

02/21/2012
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Discontinue sending daily purchase order faxes - send electronically by email Completed

02/21/2012
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Print UPS End-of-Day reports as PDF's and email them Completed

02/21/2012
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Issue monthly management and sales reports as PDF's and email them to the appropriate individuals Completed



Date Aspect Impact Project Status

10/17/2011
Spray Painting Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Adhear to scheduled paint filter replacement Completed

10/17/2011
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Educate employees about recycling their aluminum cans. Add aluminum can receptacles where needed Completed

10/17/2011
Product Development Make Our Products More Eco Friendly Work toward replacing listed blowing agents as well as catalysts and phthalates In Progress

10/17/2011
Business Administration Make Our Products More Eco Friendly Promote the EMS program on the Meramec website through postings and with press releases In Progress

10/17/2011
Business Administration Improve Energy Efficiency Analyze our energy usage and make suggestions to improve efficiency Completed

05/10/2011
Business Administration Improve Energy Efficiency Add additional motion detectors to control lighting in offices Abandoned

02/10/2011
Business Administration Improve Energy Efficiency Add gas mileage requirement to company car policy or provide incentive to buy efficient vehicles Abandoned

02/10/2011
Part Molding Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Replace magic markers with more environmentally friendly china markers Completed

02/10/2011
Part Molding Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Investigate feasibility of trash compactor to reduce volume of solid waste Completed

02/10/2011
Part Molding Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Changeover shot bags are made of polyethylene and can be separated from the changeover shots they contain and be reused Completed

02/10/2011
Part Molding Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Ship PU as well as plastic and all burnable scrap to cement kiln in Kansas City area to recycle the energy content Completed

02/10/2011
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Team with WITS non-profit to collect and recycle our old computers as well as monitors and cables etc. Completed

02/10/2011
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Reuse packaging materials such as bubble wrap as well as packing peanuts and corrugated cartons where possible Completed



Date Aspect Impact Project Status

09/09/2010
Spray Painting Improve Energy Efficiency Have JHF evaluate compressor motor and recommend ways to improve efficiency Completed

09/09/2010
Chemical Mixing Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Buy chemicals in drums instead of pails when possible. Drums are easier to recycle Completed

09/09/2010
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Convert to coreless paper towels and toilet paper in all bathrooms Completed

09/09/2010
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Replace Styrofoam cups with paper cone cup dispensers in the factory at the drinking fountains Completed

09/09/2010
Part Molding Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Reeducate staff about not replacing plastic bags in trash cans. Empty can contents while bag remains in place Completed

09/09/2010
Part Molding Improve Energy Efficiency Replace low efficiency light fixtures with high efficiency light fixtures throughout the factory In Progress

04/27/2010
Business Administration Reduce Water Usage and Wastewater Generation Replace inefficient toilets with new low flow models Completed

04/27/2010
Business Administration Improve Energy Efficiency Replace old HVAC unit with a new programmable high efficiency unit Completed

04/20/2010
Parts Washing Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Find recycling companies that can properly handle dirty steel and plastic pails Completed

04/20/2010
Chemical Mixing Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Find recycling companies that can properly handle dirty steel and plastic pails Completed

04/20/2010
Business Administration Reduce Air Emissions Relocate the smoking break room from inside to outside the factory Completed

04/20/2010
Chemical Mixing Reduce Hazardous Waste Generation Identify waste sources. Educate employees. Brainstorm solutions. Implement Completed

04/20/2010
Part Molding Reduce Air Emissions Evaluate water based and other low-VOC mold releases Completed

04/20/2010
Chemical Mixing Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Evaluate the need for distilled water versus tap water in the chemical department Completed

04/20/2010
Part Molding Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Donate off-spec. Klogs to Haitian relief effort Completed

04/20/2010
Part Molding Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Buy isopropyl alcohol in drums instead of small plastic bottles Completed

04/27/2010
Parts Washing Reduce Water Usage and Wastewater Generation Install onsite waste water treatment allowing for recycling of process water Abandoned



Date Aspect Impact Project Status

04/27/2009
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Partner with recycling company to sort and recycle all paper waste Completed

04/27/2009
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Bale incoming shipping cartons and send to Latitudes for recycling Completed

04/27/2009
Spray Painting Reduce Air Emissions Work with paint supplier to develop lower VOC paints for IP Completed

04/27/2009
Business Administration Improve Energy Efficiency Replace existing office lighting with new high efficiency fluorescent light fixtures Completed

04/27/2009
Parts Washing Improve Energy Efficiency Replace tank type water heaters for parts washers with more efficient instantaneous water heaters Completed

04/27/2009
Chemical Mixing Reduce Hazardous Waste Generation Find buyers for excess and obsolete chemical inventory Completed

04/27/2009
Business Administration Reduce Landfill Waste Generation Install a reverse osmosis water filtration system in the office to replace bottled water Completed

04/27/2009
Spray Painting Reduce Air Emissions Work with paint supplier to develop a lower VOC paint Completed