As an employee-owned company, it is Stylmark’s policy, and more importantly our responsibility, to utilize and protect environmental resources to the best of our abilities so that they are available for the use and enjoyment of all - especially future generations. 

 

Sustainable Products

•    Stylmark’s anodized aluminum material is fully recyclable.

•    New for 2010 Stylmark is proud to offer recycled aluminum as an option – containing up to 70% recycled content

•    LED has been a standard product offering for years. LED lighting systems offer significant benefits over comparable T5 fluorescent lighting:

o       Energy consumption is approximately 30% less

o       Product life is 2.5X longer

o       Do not contain hazardous waste, specifically mercury

 

Active Recycling Program

•     All scrap metal from our manufacturing processes is recycled, as are spent lubricants, excess cardboard/office paper, and all fluorescent lights used in the facility. In 2013 our recycling efforts yielded:

o       194,370 pounds of aluminum

o       119,302 pounds of steel

o         51,220 pounds of cardboard

•     Cardboard packaging we receive with vendor shipments is reused to help protect and package our outgoing product shipments.

•     Stylmark’s active recycling program includes fluorescent bulbs, waste oil from machines, and paper

 

Manufacturing Processes Reduce Waste

•    Stylmark is proud of our environmentally-sound manufacturing process. All chemicals in our anodizing process:

o       are rendered pH neutral before they are disposed of, or

o       are reclaimed and reused, or

o       are reclaimed and made available as fertilizer for agriculture.

•     Our automatic chemical addition system has reduced chemicals used in monitoring our anodizing process by 75%.

 

 Stylmark is proud to be a member of the following organizations focused on environmental stewardship:

  

•     Stylmark partners with MnTAP (Minnesota Technical Assistance Program), a public/private partnership whose sole purpose is to help eliminate process waste.

•     Stylmark is a member of MnASF (Minnesota Association of Surface Finishers), an industry trade association that works with businesses to improve their environmental performance and to enhance relationships with governmental agencies.