Bemis sustainability History of Conservation

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The idea of "green" manufacturing is at the forefront of everyone's concerns. It has always been important to us at Bemis Manufacturing Company. Here is a brief history of product and process changes that have kept us growing green.

  • 2008-Present:

    • Bemis introduces use of recycled / reprocessed materials for use in plastic seats.
    • Bemis installs energy monitoring software
  • 2007:

    • Bemis introduces EF alternative to polyester seats
    • Molded wood seats awarded Eco-Options certification by The Home Depot
  • 2005:

    • Bemis purchases neighboring manufacturing site, completes brown field clean up
    • Bemis receives Smartwood Rediscovered Wood Certification for molded wood seats
  • 2004:

    • Conversion to trivalent chrome for parts
    • Bemis Health Care introduces the Quick-Drain™ System for safer disposal
  • 2000:

    • Bemis razes obsolete building, donates land for community park
    • Bemis begins using internal nitrogen gas assist in molding
  • 1996:

    • Bemis installs grinder recycling molded wood cores into process
  • 1994:

    • Bemis renovates downtown building into Bemis Home & Garden store
    • Bemis agrees to participate in interruptible power program
  • 1993:

    • Bemis purchases first co-injection press
  • 1992:

    • Flourmill relocates to abandoned incinerator site
  • 1988:

    • Bemis begins transition to water base paints
  • 1986:

    • Bemis begins transition to liquid colorants
  • 1960:

    • Injection molding scrap is reclaimed back into product
  • 1958:

    • Flo-coat paint lines result in 98% transfer efficiency v. old spray line with transfer efficiency of ≤ 60%
  • 1952:

    • Bemis begins using wood waste to create molded wood toilet seats