Further accolade for PPS™
The latest accolade is the Society of Automotive Engineers' (SAE) International Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award which recognises groups that have made strides toward reducing the environmental impact of the transportation industry.
PPS which is a unique, closed paint system that eliminates the need for separate mixing cups and filters, received honours in the Service, Maintenance and Logistics category.
Eliminating traditional paint mixing methods, the Paint Preparation System from 3M offers a one-cup mixing and spraying system. Upon completing the painting process, theliner and filter lid can be discarded, leaving only the spray gunand adapter to be cleaned. The painting system produces cleaner jobs, reduces solvent usage up to 70 percent and improves operator efficiency. Because there is less solvent used, the operator isexposed to smaller amounts of solvent vaoprs and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), in addition to reducing disposal costs.
The key criteria for the SAE International Award are innovation, originality, demonstrated significant favourable impact on the environment and improvement over existing technologies.
"3M is dedicated to improving the environmental footprint of the transportation industry and we are honoured to be recognised for our strides," said Steve Joseph, product development specialist, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division.
3M is well known as an environmental leader. Recent recognition includes the EPA's 2005 Climate Protection Award, the 2005 and 2006 EPA Energy Star Sustaines Excellence Award, the 2006 Waste Management Award from Air and Waste Management Association for 3M's 30-year-old Pollution Prevention Pays Program (3P) and inclusion in the 2006 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
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