Industrial inkjet printhead provider FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., Lebanon, N.H., is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 2010 New Hampshire Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention. New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and Department of Environmental Services (DES) Commissioner Tom Burack presented the award to Dimatix at a ceremony at the State Capitol in Concord N.H.
The award recognizes outstanding pollution prevention practices in New Hampshire businesses and organizations that have successfully reduced or eliminated waste at the source. Dimatix was lauded for eliminating more than 2,100 gallons per year of the hazardous waste isopropyl alcohol and associated management costs by using an innovative vapor deposition method to replace a wet bath process.
The company also has worked with its supply chain to ensure that pollutants such as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and hazardous fire retardants are eliminated from its products. Dimatix also was recognized for having installed capacitors on its electric motors and for adding an equipment-specific lubricant to compressors to extend their life. From this initiative alone, the company is saving more than one million kilowatt-hours annually—the equivalent of removing 792 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year.