Thermoplast Marks Reduced Carbon Footprint

October 7, 2010

Royal Group’s Window and Door Profiles Division hosted an open house September 30 to mark the progress made in reducing the carbon footprint of its Thermoplast manufacturing facility in Laval, Que.  With suppliers, elected officials and community representatives on hand,
Thermoplast announced it is now recycling 100 percent of the residues from extrusion by putting them back into the manufacturing process as "regrind" material.

Royal welcomed suppliers, local officials and other community representatives for the Thermoplast open house.

Over the last two years, the plant has also achieved an 88 percent drop in the consumption of potable water used in manufacturing; a 42 percent decline in natural gas use; and an 8 percent reduction in electricity use, officials reported.

“Recycling initiatives plus a coordinated effort on the part of all employees to reduce the use of power and water are the cornerstones of our green initiatives,” said AndrĂ© Touchette, president of the Eastern Canada region for the Royal profiles business. “Over the last two years, we’ve strived to meet high environmental standards and achieved conclusive results.”

Thermoplast was founded in 1966 and is one of the largest plants specializing exclusively in the extrusion of PVC profile designs for door and window systems, Royal reports. With more than 150 employees, the 150,000-square-foot plant produces more than 800 different profiles, serving all of North America.