NEODESHA, Kan. – Cobalt Boats has been recognized with a Pollution Prevention award from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and an award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, the boat builder said in a press release Wednesday.
New processes and compliant materials made Cobalt able to significantly reduce air pollution emissions, diminish the need for raw material via recycling, which resulted in a cost savings in materials purchases, and associated waste cost.
Computer controlled cutting equipment has made it possible to eliminate waste at the source by making precision cuts and nesting parts, which leads to less land fill loading and reduced cost for waste disposal. Through closed molding for small parts production, virtually all of the emissions from that process are captured in the mold.
Cobalt hopes to expand this process by producing up to 70 percent of its small parts using this process.
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