What Hartman Has Done For The Environment?
There are multiple benefits to today's manufacturers being perceived as "green". Hartman strives to become more sustainable by minimizing the Company's impact on the environment. Inquiries regarding the Hartman's efforts to be "earth friendly" are received frequently. HartBoard© has been completely produced in the U.S. since 1985. This has been an advantage in the company's growth, as well.
As VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) rules become more stringent, Hartman has restructured their production process. This new method does not emit harmful pollutants into the atmosphere. The change in their facility has created a safer work environment for employees, as well.
Because foam centered board is a composite of paper and plastic, it cannot be truly defined as biodegradable, until landfills are adapted to promote biodegradation. In addition to direct concern for the environment, the Company purchases, papers, plastics and resin containing a percentage of recycled materials. All adhesives are water based and non carcinogenic.
The Hartman Facility houses two repelletizing lines. All plastic trim is recycled and used. Excess corrugated and various papers are put into the compactor and sent out for recycling. The Company prides itself on being a lean sustainable manufacturing plant.
Hartman manufactures an all plastic foam centered board. HartPlus© is polystyrene faced on both sides of an extruded center. This board is 100% recyclable.
Avoiding harmful byproducts, at a manufacturing level, will remain a priority for Hartman. The Company will continue to search ways of production; reducing waste, recycling and reusing materials whenever possible.