MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Network (CGCEN) has acknowledged the environmental stewardship of The Woodbridge Group®, by presenting it with the inaugural Ontario Green Chemistry and Engineering Award (Organization). This award is presented to an organization which is based in Ontario and which has made significant contributions to the field of green chemistry and engineering, including the technical, economic, human health and environmental benefits. The Woodbridge Group® was honoured to accept this award from the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, during the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) 2010 Conference on Green Chemistry.
As Robert B. Magee, Chairman & CEO, The Woodbridge Group®, delivered his acceptance speech he said, "On behalf of our Scientists, our Engineers and our dedicated workforce, it is my pleasure and distinct honour to represent them and accept the first Green Chemistry and Engineering Award ever offered. On this occasion I would like to also recognize our valuable customers, our joint venture partners around the world, our global suppliers and our strategic world polyurethane alliance. Without their contributions the gaining of this award would not have been possible or achievable. Each century has its ideals that influence and shape the significant events that characterize it in the history books. Green chemistry, sustainable development, managing carbon footprint and protecting the environment, have become the ideals of this century. Today, Woodbridge fully embraces these ideals and have done so long before they became fashionable."
The Woodbridge Group® has also led the industry in the total elimination of Chlorofluoro Carbons (CFC) and Hydrochloro Carbons (HCFC) and other ozone depleting agents (ODA) from all processes. Woodbridge has also taken initiatives to reduce or eliminate toxics. Woodbridge is very proud to have developed and patented a technology that eliminates the use of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons, in the safe production of low density slab stock foams. This development has definitely branded Ontario as a leader in the area of Green Chemistry and Engineering, and has caused fundamental changes throughout the industry. This Clean Technology has been licensed around the world and through a collaborative innovation strategy, Woodbridge works with its customers, suppliers and research centres, to continue to promote the principles of Green Chemistry and Engineering.
Woodbridge is also actively working with its customers, to help meet their own environmental initiatives including; BioFoam(TM) products, made from bio-based materials that replace chemicals derived from fossil origin, and GreenLite(TM) low mass technologies, to reduce part mass without compromising performance and provide a viable source reduction strategy.
For more information about Ontario Green Chemistry and Engineering Award visit http://www.cheminst.ca/index.php?ci_id=1846&la_id=1 and http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/en/toxics/industryInnovation.php
The Woodbridge Group® is a global leader in the development and production of polyurethane and expanded polypropylene products and technologies for automotive applications including; seat cushioning, structural frames, head restraints, interior soft trim, headliner substrates, acoustical components and cargo management solutions. Woodbridge also offers assembly and sequencing services, as well as a full range of value added services including engineering and design. With its partners in the World Polyurethane Alliance™, Woodbridge serves its customers from facilities throughout North and South America, Europe, Japan, Korea, China and South Asia, and operates 68 facilities in 22 countries. For more information, visit www.woodbridgegroup.com
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