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Watering down the rules


With water very much in the news, industry's treatment of waste water is similarly under the spotllight. But even the UK's relatively tolerant regime is being flouted, according to Wheelabrator Group's Colin Worthington.

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'Washing day' looms


This year (2006) brings the Solvent Emissions Regulations 2004 applications deadline - 31 October. Many still using solvent degreasing will need to have acted. So, what are your washing and degreasing alternatives?

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Help available for solvent addicts


The Montreal Protocol was negotiated and signed by 24 countries and by the European Economic Community in September 1987. The Protocol called for the parties to phase down the use of CFCs, halons and other man-made ...

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Less coolant can be more


The UK lags North America and Germany in MQL – minimum quantity lubrication. But this could change if plans to introduce a new transmission line at Halewood on Merseyside go ahead

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Producing ‘green’ gears


Dry cutting of gear-related products is without doubt the most significant advancement of technology in the gear industry worldwide during the last 10 years

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Environmental concern


Environmental negligence can devastate a business, leading to large financial penalties, operational shutdown, loss of customer confidence and brand damage – factors that threaten business continuity

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Keeping it clean


H+S Aviation eliminated the use of trichloroethylene (Trike) in 2004 which in turn reduced the use of solvents by 55 per cent at its workshop facilities in Portsmouth. The benefits have been a reduction in solvents to ...

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Cleaner manufacturing


Yamazaki Mazak UK gained accreditation to ISO 14001 in 1998, but there’s new impetus in its environmental activities of late. The last two or three years have seen renewed focus on environmental issues, under the title ...

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Quantifiably clean


The UK tops the European league table for landfill, disposing of over half its industrial and commercial waste in this way