LONG BEACH, CA—Ship & Shore Environmental Inc, a leading U.S. pollution abatement firm, announced it has recently collaborated with fellow FTA member TC Transcontinental Packaging, a leader in the flexible packaging industry in North America, to install a 50,000 SCFM Ship & Shore Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) at its Transcontinental Flexstar plant in Richmond, British Columbia, thus making it the first flexible packaging plant in the BC Lower Mainland to install a pollution abatement system of this caliber.
“We are delighted to see this project’s completion with TC Transcontinental Packaging, a company undergoing rapid expansion in flexible packaging. Our advanced RTO technology reduces emissions in a safe and controlled environment while increasing operational efficiency, decreasing costs and minimizing environmental impacts. Our packaging clients benefit from our extensive printing process knowledge and our ability to meet strict environmental standards. We are very familiar with the local environmental regulations, site requirements and process needs in Canada,” said Anoosheh Oskouian, CEO of Ship & Shore Environmental Inc.
New technologies, sustainability concerns and the growing economy have led to remarkable growth in the flexible packaging and printing industry in the last two decades in the U.S. Companies are looking for more sustainable solutions in packaging and beyond.
“We are pleased to announce that our plant has completed the installation of the RTO, a project made possible thanks to the collaboration of Ship & Shore Environmental Inc,” said Mike Aves, director of operations for Transcontinental Flexstar. “The RTO removes the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and air pollutants that are discharged through our process exhausts, thereby improving air quality both indoors and outdoors, and significantly reducing our environmental footprint.”
Marc Bray, general manager of Transcontinental Flexstar, added: “As part of TC Transcontinental Packaging’s commitment toward compliance and social responsibility, our plant was looking to control and capture VOCs. The installation of this regenerative thermal oxidizer reduces our plant’s emissions by more than 90 percent. Additionally, we are proud to be the first flexible packaging company in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland to have a system of this caliber.”