Metzeler Automotive Profile Systems
Metzeler is an ISO 14000 certified company, thus
striving for continual improvement in reducing solid, liquid and gaseous waste, as well as reducing electrical usage.
Cardboard Recycling- All the extrusion lines use a wire of some type. Each roll of wire has a cardboard spindle in the middle and many rolls also contain a piece of cardboard as covering for shipping. At least one spindle, weighing about seven pounds, is generated for each line run. Large boxes were set up near the lines to collect the cardboard for recycling, diverting 21,900 pounds of cardboard a year from the landfill, saving $585 annually, and earning $547 from the recycler.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
Metzeler is an international company with five plants throughout the United States. Metzeler
totaled over 900 million dollars in sales last year and supplies different parts worldwide to more than 50 brands of cars. The Keokuk site produces rubber stripping for automotive seals.
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