Manufacturing

Applied Analytics, Inc. Redesigns and Enhances Their Already Very Successful Microspec Product

Author: Applied Analytics, Inc.
Dateline: Concord, Massachusetts (CONCORD, Mass.)  | Mon, 19 Jul 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CONCORD, Mass. -- 'Just as our counterparts in the computer and cell phone industries continue to take advantage of the latest technologically superior components, and very often less costly, to enhance and improve the performance of their products, so do we at AAI,' said Matt Froncillo, of AAI.”



A R T I C L E:

"Just as our counterparts in the computer and cell phone industries continue to take advantage of the latest technologically superior components, and very often less costly, to enhance and improve the performance of their products, so do we at AAI," said Matt Froncillo, of AAI. In today's competitive market one cannot afford to sit back and rest on their laurels; one must stay alert to the advent of change. Superior components not only provide improved performance but also add to the longevity of the product and our cost savings will translate into a lower priced elegant solution for end users - three great benefits.

Stellar performance begins with a concept, followed by a superior design and precision construction, embracing quality and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of the Applied Analytics team. Like our well-proven family of analyzers including the OMA-300 and the TLG-837, the Microspec 200 is also endowed with the technology and design innovation unknown elsewhere.

The Applied Analytics Microspec is an excellent online real-time water-in-solvents analyzer and in these economic times should be seriously considered and promoted because it offers considerable savings over current methodologies in use.

Ideally a replacement for the lab where lab personnel are performing routine applications for liquid samples that require Karl Fischer titration to determine the amount of water in the sample. The MCP-200 will perform this measurement online continuously and will save its users a great deal of money with a ROI that in most cases is measured in months. We will be more than happy to work with you to demonstrate the savings in manpower.

Some of the applications are: Water in Acrylonitrile, Acrylic acid, Chlorine, Methylcyclohexane, Hexane, Acetone, Panthenol, Aniline, Silicon Oil, Liquid Ammonia, N-acetyl-L-cysteine, 2-methyl-5-mercaptothiadiazole, vinyl chloride, Caprolactam, Piperidine, Piperazine, acetopenone, Benzophenone, Oils, EDC, Pesticide formulations, Urea, Cyclopropyl methyl ketone, lemongrass oil, diesel, gasoline, methyl ethyl ketone peroxide. The analyzer can also be used for gas applications such as CO2, CO, and CH.

With the Microspec, like all Applied Analytics products, you can expect a high performance instrument, innovation, expert design, quality manufacturing, reliability, proven benefits, proven technology and customization based on your specific needs.

More information: www.a-a-inc.com .

Please download Microspec brochure here:
http://www.a-a-inc.com/Publication/PDF%20publications/MCP-200%20Product%20Bulletin.pdf .

If above link to PDF is broken, please try main products menu link here and locate Microspec IR: http://www.a-a-inc.com/Newproducts.htm .

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Business, Manufacturing

Thin Film Coating Witness Samples Now Being Stocked by Lattice Materials

Author: Lattice Materials
Dateline: Bozeman, Montana (BOZEMAN, Mont.)  | Tue, 22 Jun 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOZEMAN, Mont. -- In response to growing demand for rapid delivery and competitive pricing, Lattice Materials recently started stocking thin film coating witness samples for its customers. The program takes the burden and expense of inventory off the company's customers and improves their experience with Lattice.”



A R T I C L E:

In response to growing demand for rapid delivery and competitive pricing, Lattice Materials recently started stocking thin film coating witness samples for its customers. The program takes the burden and expense of inventory off the company's customers and improves their experience with Lattice.

As Peter Brown, Sales and Marketing Manager at Lattice Materials explained, "The witness sample stocking program saves our customers money in three ways:

1. They can buy in smaller quantities than if we ran a polishing operation just for their order; because we make the witness samples in bulk, they can enjoy quantity discounts without having to buy in large lots.

2. They can get extremely fast delivery, without having to pay any expedite fees;

3. Because delivery is within a few days, they can stock much smaller quantities and save on inventory costs."

Lattice Materials has built its reputation on high quality and consistent performance in its products - from infrared optical parts to thin film deposition materials. The stocking program has made the same quality and performance available without the hassle of lead times.

Brown continued, "Lattice is proud of our 20-year history of specialized support of germanium and silicon in infrared optics and coating applications. The witness sample stocking program is one more example of Lattice's leadership in these strategic materials."

The witness sample stocking program goes hand in hand with the company's new sputtering target stocking program. Low resistivity and undoped targets have been made available in common round sizes.

With constant pressure to maintain higher levels of thin film coating performance at lower costs, the Lattice Materials stocking programs are an invaluable resource. Ordering only what is needed and having it arrive just in time is an exceptionally valuable proposition in this increasingly competitive industry.

Lattice Materials is the world leader in germanium and silicon infrared optical blanks, curves, CNC machined parts and thin film deposition materials. Parts made by Lattice Materials are found in products such as night-vision goggles, infrared cameras, missiles and the most advanced military aircraft in the world. The company's global sales and support network ensures top quality service and ease of transaction. Lattice Materials is ISO 9001:2008 certified and ITAR compliant.

For more information, please visit www.LatticeMaterials.com .

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Business, Manufacturing

ASE Optics Expands Service to Pinpoint Optics Solutions Quickly

Author: ASE Optics
Dateline: Rochester, New York (ROCHESTER, N.Y.)  | Mon, 14 Jun 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- ASE Optics, an optical engineering services firm that provides high tech companies with outsourced optical design expertise and short-run lens assemblies, is expanding their unique Discovery Service to reach companies worldwide. ASE's Discovery Service includes 20 hours of focused optical engineering for a discounted cost of $1750.”



A R T I C L E:

ASE Optics, an optical engineering services firm that provides high tech companies with outsourced optical design expertise and short-run lens assemblies, is expanding their unique Discovery Service to reach companies worldwide. ASE's Discovery Service includes 20 hours of focused optical engineering for a discounted cost of $1750.

Developed as an integrated tool to put "stuck" projects back on track fast, the service blends optics expertise, engineering skill and production savvy to:
* Rapidly determine feasibility, difficulty or cost for new designs.
* Better define a problem within a larger program context.
* Troubleshoot a practical solution for a tightly-defined problem.

"In the two years we've offered our Discovery Service in-house, it has paid off for our customers many times over," says Chris Cotton, ASE President. "We've been able to break down barriers that can cause costly delays; streamline designs to eliminate steps and rework; and bring better products to market faster."

Representative projects include:
* Analyze tolerance of an ultra-fast laser system.
* Investigate LED spot-light instrument homogenization techniques.
* Analyze opto-mechanical tolerance for a high-resolution fluorescence imaging lens.
* Analyze laser-based sheet illumination and imaging system for zero-gravity turbulence studies.
* Develop optical specs for a medical fluorescence imaging system.
* Develop low-stress assembly technique for a polarization imaging system.
* Design linear lenslet array for controlled image diffusion.
* Develop sampling techniques for scanning optical metrology systems.
* Develop procedures for a precision optical element alignment station.
* Design IR imaging lens.
* Investigate novel imaging lens systems for horizon imaging.

To take advantage of ASE's unique Discovery Service visit http://aseoptics.com/aseopticalservices/optical_discoveryservices/ and upload your information, or contact Chris Cotton directly, at 585-303-1574.

About ASE Optics:

ASE Optics was founded in 1994 to provide optical engineering support for companies who couldn't find, couldn't afford, or couldn't justify having an optical engineer on staff. ASE Optics "sees beyond the lens," providing elegant optical designs that work within the system, maintaining integrity and seamlessly integrating for optimal system performance. Our optical engineers' expertise is both deep and broad, crossing industries from security and defense to consumer electronics to medical devices.

Visit www.aseoptics.com to learn more.

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Business, Manufacturing

Ohio Laser Adds One-Two Punch of ISO 9001:2008 Certification and New 3D Laser Scanning Technology

Author: Ohio Laser LLC
Dateline: Plain City, Ohio (PLAIN CITY, Ohio)  | Thu, 10 Jun 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PLAIN CITY, Ohio -- Ohio Laser LLC announced today that it has received ISO 9001:2008 certification and installed a new advanced 3D laser scanning system, two crucial steps toward achieving world-class quality control of laser cut parts and fabricated metal parts in production. Companies that require quality control (QC) inspection, first article inspection and high quality repetitive processing will benefit from the new certification and technology at Ohio Laser.”



A R T I C L E:

Ohio Laser LLC announced today that it has received ISO 9001:2008 certification and installed a new advanced 3D laser scanning system, two crucial steps toward achieving world-class quality control of laser cut parts and fabricated metal parts in production. Companies that require quality control (QC) inspection, first article inspection and high quality repetitive processing will benefit from the new certification and technology at Ohio Laser. ISO9001:2008 combined with the new scanning equipment will greatly enhance Ohio Laser's current ability to provide laser cutting, tube cutting and value added fabricating services including engineering with 2D, 3D CAD/CAM drawings, PPAP Level I to Level IV, GMAW welding, FCAW welding and GTAW welding, bending, machining, heat treating and finishing, water jet cutting services, and sanding and grinding.

In tandem with ISO 9001:2008 certification, the 3D laser scanning system at Ohio Laser gives customers peace of mind with a 100% inspection regime throughout the entire forming / assembly process. The laser scanning equipment also improves manufacturing efficiencies by nearly eliminating scrap, re-work and re-scheduling due to parts being out of spec.

ISO 9001:2008 certification by the International Organization for Standardization requires companies to keep detailed records, manage sets of procedures covering key processes in the business, quality-check production output, regularly review individual processes and the quality system for effectiveness, and promote continual improvement. The product development phase in an ISO 9001:2008-certified company must include testing and documentation at each stage. This testing must ensure that products meet regulatory and design requirements and of course, customer needs.

The 3D laser scanning system at Ohio Laser can process objects up to 48" x 48" in a single scan. Most importantly, operators can use a quick multiple scanning process to "merge" parts of infinite length and up to twice the width of the 1220mm x 1220mm (48" x 48") scan table. For reverse engineering services, the scanning system can measure any flat or opaque part. Other tolerances include laser scanning parts up to 8" (200mm) thick, with a weight of up to 200 lbs (90 kg).

About Ohio Laser LLC:

Ohio Laser, now in its 12th year of operation, utilizes the most advanced metrology, laser cutting and fabrication technologies available to improve manufacturing processes for companies in the automotive, defense, heavy equipment, off-road, retail display, food, furniture, medical, and recreational industries.

Find out more about Ohio Laser's ISO 9001:2008 certification and new 3D laser scanning technology at www.ohiolaser.com .

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Business, Manufacturing

Metrology: Inspection at the Speed of Light

Author: George Products Company, Inc.
Dateline: Middletown, Delaware Fri, 26 Mar 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MIDDLETOWN, Del. -- Industry leaders frustrated with high cost of inspection: push for speed in the quality department without sacrificing accuracy or adding complexity. These days, equipment is only as good as the software that runs it. According to Erik Adams, of George Products Company, 'Customers don't want a collection of parts; they want a turn-key solution to their inspection problems that includes powerful software to drive the system.'”



A R T I C L E:

MIDDLETOWN, Del. -- Industry leaders frustrated with high cost of inspection: push for speed in the quality department without sacrificing accuracy or adding complexity. These days, equipment is only as good as the software that runs it. According to Erik Adams, of George Products Company, "Customers don't want a collection of parts; they want a turn-key solution to their inspection problems that includes powerful software to drive the system."

The OASIS Inspection System is driven by its own proprietary software that powers the system to operate at very high inspection speeds. New to the system is a strobe light source that creates the part shadow to be measured, and is controlled by the OASIS software to pulse light in micro-second bursts that effectively stops action. Couple that with a strobe rate of 6 bursts per second, synchronized with the shutter on the digital camera, and the result is the OASIS' ability to measure all external dimensions in under a second -- all without the part ever needing to stop.

In yet another newly released feature geared toward speed, one-click reporting now instantly takes all measurements and exports them to SPC programs or the OASIS report spreadsheet.

"The speed of the Oasis has reduced our inspection time to seconds per component; reducing the need for a dedicated inspector doing audits and allowing the operator to inspect each component 100 percent. This has resulted in real-time data acquisition that helps manage tool wear and keeps the process stable during operation. The Oasis is the perfect inspection system to reduce inspection labor and is a great tool to monitor process operations," said Daniel Proveaux, Quality Assurance Manager, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, COQE Certified Quality Manager, Goodrich Corporation - Bamberg, South Carolina.

About George Products Company, Inc.:

Founded in 1951 and located in Middletown, Delaware, George Products Company is the manufacturer of the OASIS Inspection System. The OASIS is a full-featured machine vision inspection system designed to measure multiple profile dimensions on parts, accurate to +/- 0.0001-inches, with all the measurements done in less than a second.

For more information, visit: www.GeorgeProducts.com .

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Manufacturing

Wooden Pallets Contribute to Reforestation, Not Deforestation

Author: PALNET
Dateline: Tue, 24 Nov 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “VINELAND, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- To hear the claims that wooden pallet producers have clear cut, raped and pillaged their way through America's old growth virgin forests, stripping them of trees, leaving them bald and naked. Sounds like a horror movie. Scary, but fictitious. According to Michael Smith, C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of wooden pallets, It's time to set the record straight because exactly the opposite is true.”



A R T I C L E:

VINELAND, N.J., Nov. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- To hear the claims that wooden pallet producers have clear cut, raped and pillaged their way through America's old growth virgin forests, stripping them of trees, leaving them bald and naked. Sounds like a horror movie. Scary, but fictitious. According to Michael Smith, C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of wooden pallets, "It's time to set the record straight because exactly the opposite is true."

Smith explained the production process wooden pallets are made from and how they contribute to sound forest initiatives that actually reduce the waste stream that would otherwise end up in landfills.

The sustainability story of wooden pallets has congressional recognition. The U.S. Congress has recognized the wood used in pallets by passing Resolution 81 which states officially that hardwoods are an abundant, sustainable and a renewable bio-based resource that is critical to reducing the carbon footprint of the U.S. as a net absorber of carbon. In addition, a recent study by the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products at Virginia Tech and the USDA states that only 0.2 percent of broken pallets are landfilled.

Wooden pallets are not made from virgin woods, but from the unusable trim of the lumbering process, the parts that get "squared off" at the sawmill. Smith went on to explain that when forests are sustainably managed, new trees are replanted for all those that are harvested. Thus reforestation and restoration is what is actually taking place.

Plastic pallets, on the other hand, are created from a long, dirty and energy intensive process that begins in an oil well, needs to be transported long distances, and goes through a carbon heavy and pollution causing manufacturing process.

According to Smith, "When you pass a plastics plant, and see and smell those dirty smokestacks spewing pollutants into the air, the green story seems to end right there. Plastic can be green in color only."

Conscious lumbering techniques have long been a proud and necessary industry in America, providing materials and employment to thousands of workers and thousands of industries, including furniture, construction and home building. Wooden pallet manufacturing is an environmental win-win because it repurposes waste instead of creating it.

For more information on PALNET, visit www.palnentusa.com or call 1-877-PALNET-1.

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Manufacturing

PALNET Turning Up the Heat on the Heat Treatment of Pallets

Author: PALNET
Dateline: Mon, 26 Oct 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “VINELAND, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- While others, including the Federal Government, are talking about the need for a national treatment requirement for solid wood packaging, PALNET has sprung into action. As the only pallet company with the national capacity to handle large scale ISPM-15 heat treatment, PALNET has seen the coming of this important international safety measure and moved aggressively to be ready for its implementation.”



A R T I C L E:

VINELAND, N.J., Oct. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- While others, including the Federal Government, are talking about the need for a national treatment requirement for solid wood packaging, PALNET has sprung into action. As the only pallet company with the national capacity to handle large scale ISPM-15 heat treatment, PALNET has seen the coming of this important international safety measure and moved aggressively to be ready for its implementation.

PALNET, as well as the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association, have been seeking the implementation of a national rule requiring all wooden packaging to be treated according to ISPM-15, the international standard for wood packaging materials for many years.

These rules would ensure that all precautions are taken to prevent the possible transport of invasive species from one location to another. In the last five years, more than 140 nations have adopted the ISPM-15 standard and it has proven to be 99.9 percent effective.

According to Michael Smith, C.O.O. of PALNET, a national supplier of pallets, shipping materials and logistics management, "We have been pushing for a national standard so that each state's requirements match up. We want the greatest degree of protection for our forests, our environment and our supply chain."

Smith is dedicated to protecting the environment and he is a strong supporter of sustainable foresting with good reason. PALNET wooden pallets are made from the excess trim of the lumbering process. A method that takes what would be landfill bound and repurposes it into eco-friendly, fully recyclable wooden pallets.

While he and others in the industry understand that the greatest problem is with the transportation of firewood, Smith believes in leadership in the area of best practices for wooden products and the pallet industry. That's why PALNET has been so involved in the development of sound, reliable and easily implementable solutions.

Some other big players in the pallet industry have been slow to support these measures. Smith has planned for and is fully prepared to take on this challenge. It's clear where Smith stands on these issues as he went on to say, "Dragging your heels on this one is driven by profit concerns, not ecological concerns. It's important that we always do what's right, and do it right away."

For more information on PALNET, visit www.PALNETUSA.com or call 1-877-PALNET-1.

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Manufacturing

PALNET Solves the Pallet Buyer’s Dilemma

Author: PALNET
Dateline: Mon, 13 Jul 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “VINELAND, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The old adage goes, 'buyer beware.' Michael Smith, President and C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of environmentally-friendly wooden pallets, thinks that is especially true when it comes to pallets. According to Smith, 'So much of the pallet purchase decision is based on the initial price quote that many of the other equally important factors don't get the attention they deserve.'”



A R T I C L E:

VINELAND, N.J., July 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The old adage goes, "buyer beware." Michael Smith, President and C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of environmentally-friendly wooden pallets, thinks that's especially true when it comes to pallets. According to Smith, "So much of the pallet purchase decision is based on the initial price quote that many of the other equally important factors don't get the attention they deserve."

What are those factors? Most often, it's the specs: wood quality, type, dimensions, moisture content, nailing patterns, special requirements, board spacing, inspection and safety. Those are a few of the important factors every pallet buyer should insist are consistent with their original purchase agreement.

Smith believes reining in the bottom line is so important today. Every penny is being pinched and that brings out a lot of lowball prices and promises that often get broken later. "To make those prices come in as promised, something's got to go. That's almost always the required pallet specifications," Smith adds.

Smith believes the quality of the pallet and the quality of the pallet supplier go hand-in-hand.

"Penny per pallet savings is often a false value. Just imagine the economic impact of a compromised pallet or if a shipment is damaged, or worse, causes a warehouse injury," he proclaims.

"The most important thing to look for," says Smith, "is a pallet supplier who is consistent, transparent or, better yet, invisible. No problems, no issues, no discrepancies just pick-ups and deliveries as promised."

Another dilemma for pallet buyers is sustainability and there are many voices out there telling a green story. Wooden versus plastic pallets has started sending some fur flying.

Smith adds, "Plastic pallets may claim sustainability, but wooden pallets are actually an environmental plus. They start by utilizing excess trims from the lumbering process and end up as garden mulch when they're done."

Smith suggests constantly checking your deliveries and your counts in and out. Examine a pallet from the middle of the stack to make sure all your specs are being adhered to. Check the wood grade and the nail count as well as board spacing.

"Keep in mind," says Smith, "you're not just purchasing pallets, you're purchasing consistency as well as integrity."

For more information, visit www.PALNETUSA.com or call 1-877-PALNET-1.

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Manufacturing

Syntec Optics Gains ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Author: Syntec Optics
Dateline: Tue, 23 Jun 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PAVILION, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Syntec Optics, the largest independent manufacturer of custom polymer optics in North America, has been certified to be in compliance with ISO 9001:2000. The certification audit was conducted by the Bureau Veritas Group. This recognition of Syntec's quality management system reinforces the company's credentials as a high precision manufacturer of injection molded polymer optics and opto-electronic assemblies. Syntec Optics integrates all steps of the process.”



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PAVILION, N.Y., June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Syntec Optics, the largest independent manufacturer of custom polymer optics in North America, has been certified to be in compliance with ISO 9001:2000. The certification audit was conducted by the Bureau Veritas Group. This recognition of Syntec's quality management system reinforces the company's credentials as a high precision manufacturer of injection molded polymer optics and opto-electronic assemblies. Syntec Optics integrates all steps of the process to deliver total solutions that exceed customer expectations.

Syntec Optics"We have long pursued continual improvement of our quality management system and wanted to take it to the next level. This certification represents the culmination of continued efforts by every Syntec employee to better our processes to achieve optimal results. This affirms that Syntec values and strives for customer satisfaction and operational excellence," said Lori Steffenilla, VP of Manufacturing Operations.

Syntec plans to leverage this qualification to expand its reach to other markets worldwide that are characterized by cost constraints and tight schedule demands, which require strict process control.

"This ISO accreditation further demonstrates our ability to contribute to the global polymer optics field. Compliance with internationally recognized standards grants us access to customers who can be assured of the strength and quality of our processes. We look forward to continued market leadership and defining the future of the industry," stated Rick Arndt, Vice President and General Manager.

About Syntec Optics

Syntec Optics has been recognized by Frost and Sullivan as the industry leader in the polymer optics field. Syntec was the recipient of their prestigious North American Polymer Optics Growth Excellence of the Year Award. Syntec's commitments to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction guarantee superior results that ensure project success. Services are all "in-house" and include design, tooling, manufacturing, integrated assembly services, and full metrology.

With hundreds of completed engagements, customers worldwide can rely on skilled teamwork for high performance, low cost outcomes that push the polymer envelope.

Syntec Optics, 7100 Junction Road, Pavilion, NY 14525.
Ph 585-768-2513, Fax 585-768-7138, info@syntecoptics.com .

More information: www.syntecoptics.com.

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Manufacturing

Want to Green Your Supply Chain? Start at the Bottom – With Your Pallets

Author: PALNET
Dateline: Wed, 10 Jun 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “VINELAND, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Most people believe change starts at the top. But when it comes to greening your supply chain, change really starts at the bottom - with your choice of pallets. That's what Michael Smith, C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of environmentally-friendly wooden pallets, believes. And he should know, he's been in the pallet business for more than 20 years.”



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VINELAND, N.J., June 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Most people believe change starts at the top. But when it comes to greening your supply chain, change really starts at the bottom -- with your choice of pallets. That's what Michael Smith, C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of environmentally-friendly wooden pallets, believes. And he should know, he's been in the pallet business for more than 20 years.

green palletsAccording to Smith, "One of the 'greenest' moves you can make is choosing wooden pallets made from the excess trim of the lumbering process. Instead of ending up in a landfill, these wooden pallets are continuously reclaimed, repaired, reused, and when no longer viable, end up as mulch. That's cradle-to-cradle at its best."

Plastic pallets are another story. "The new plastic pallet whose eco-claim is based on their recyclability," says Smith, "is really a baseless claim because it is well documented that plastic has a heavy environmental footprint. Anything based on a petro-chemical usually does." Smith believes eco-friendly wooden pallets are the perfect foundation for a green supply chain. "It's going green from the bottom up," Smith says.

Smith offers some additional tips for greening your supply chain:
* Rethink your packaging and your suppliers too. Double packaging is often unnecessary. It's wasteful ecologically and fiscally. Labels, paper, ink, bottles and boxes all have green alternatives.
* Think about hybrids next time you have to replace a vehicle.
* Tele-conference when you can. With a webcam you can have a face-to-face without moving from place to place.
* Allow your employees to telecommute a portion of their work week.
* Get your trucks to stop idling whenever possible.
* In your office, use nontoxic cleaning products and get rid of flooring that off-gasses harmful VOC's (volatile organic compounds) into your work space air.

According to Smith, "Green thinking is smart thinking. More and more, all of us are realizing that smart environmental practices are smart business practices which result in real savings, not to mention a smart sales pitch." Smith adds, "Now, you can make a sales call and say 'We're so green, even our pallets are green.'"

For more information on PALNET, visit www.PALNETUSA.com or call 1-877-PALNET-1.

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