Arclin's Portland, OR Overlays Plant Reduces VOC Emissions by 70%

    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Aug. 7 /CNW/ -- Arclin, a leading provider of
bonding, surfacing and related products for today's engineered materials and
natural resources market recently announced that as a result of ongoing
improvements and technology upgrades, they have been able to reduce annual VOC
emissions by 70% at their Portland, OR location.

    "Historically this location has been permitted at a 90% process air
cleaning efficiency level but our commitment to continuous improvement forces
us to challenge that," says Bill DeWitt, Director Strategy Deployment. 
"During recent maintenance events, we were able to take advantage of new
technological upgrades that have allowed us to re-permit for a new Title V Air
Operating Permit at 97% air cleaning efficiency.  This improved efficiency
will result in a reduction of up to 250 tons of VOC emissions per year.  That
is something our team is very proud of."

    "Arclin is committed to being a more sustainable company and improvements
such as this are proof of that," adds Bill McLean, West Coast Operations
Manager.  "We routinely apply Six Sigma principles to improve both
manufacturing and business practices at our Surfaces operations and we are in
the process of expanding its use to the rest of our organization."

    Arclin is committed to acting responsibly by improving the environmental,
health and safety efficiencies of all our operations while also expanding our
E-Gen(TM) family of environmentally sound and certified green products .

    Please contact Kevin Griffin at (919)-542-2526 ext. 3020 for any
questions about Arclin, our Portland facility or our E-Gen(TM) range of
environmentally friendly products.

    About Arclin
    Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Arclin is a leading producer of innovative
bonding, surfacing solutions for the building and construction, engineered
materials and natural resource markets.  Arclin provides bonding solutions for
a number of applications including wood based panels, engineered wood,
non-wovens and paper impregnation.  As a world leader in paper overlays
technology, Arclin provides high value surfacing solutions for decorative
panels, building products and industrial specialty applications for North
American and export markets. For more information please visit


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