LESS WASTE. LESS DUST. AND A SMALLER FOOTPRINT BY INTELLIGENT USE OF RECYCLED FIBRES AS THE BASIS FOR INNOVATIVE DUST CONTROL AGENTS
Oxbow Energy Solutions B.V. and Wuvio Chemicals International B.V. have formed a joint venture company called Wuvio Ecoatings B.V. By combining forces, knowledge and technologies, the joint venture clears the path for large scale application of highly effective, environmentally friendly dust control agents.
From by-product to environmentally friendly products
Many industrial activities, mining, demolition, construction and the handling of dry bulk products all can generate large amounts of dust if not carefully controlled. Dust is a major source of environmental pollution and can create serious health hazards. Uncontrolled, it also can lead to costly loss of valuable goods. Dust can be controlled by using water or by treating dry bulk products with a crust forming agent. The Wuvio Ecoatings product range helps reduce dust related problems by at least 85%, and can reduce water usage by up to 90%.
A partnership with a mission
The joint venture is the result of an intensive period of collaboration and development. Among other activities, Oxbow upgrades, handles, transports and sells carbon products and other dry bulk goods into worldwide markets where they are used to produce aluminium, steel, electric power, fertilizer, cement and other critical products for the world economy. The Netherlands-based Wuvio has more than ten years of specialized experience in the development of various proprietary dust controlling technologies. This joint venture helps both companies fulfil an ambition to foster safe, environmentally sound and efficient operations.
According to Marck Hagen, the CEO of Wuvio, “We want a clean and healthy environment for all, and our alliance with Oxbow is a major step forward in achieving that ambition. This partnership with a world renowned player like Oxbow confirms we are on the right track with Wuvio Ecoatings.”
Minimal pressure on the environment, maximum results
Wuvio Ecoatings uses recycled fibres as the basis for its dust controlling products. The other ingredients in the formula are also derived from re-used or renewable raw materials whenever possible. By applying this approach, the use of water, chemicals and paper pulp is either reduced dramatically or eliminated altogether.