Tuffline’s Sustainable Development Policy holds itself to the highest accepted standards of corporate practices, in compliance with local and international regulatory requirements and conventions. This is to ensure that quality of life and the environment are not compromised whilst sustaining economic development and value creation.
With energy being the biggest concern in Sri Lanka, Tuffline has taken the initiative to reduce its load on the National Grid by investing in a Thermic Oil Boiler. This generates the required heat for all heating air requirements in printing and lamination, and its emissions are thoroughly controlled though an extended heating chamber and extended stack unit.
Tuffline has further invested in a solvent free laminator, which does not require a source of heat for its activities, resulting in additional electrical energy saving.
Water is used primarily for cooling of produced units, and to produce chilled water so as to optimize productivity. Clean drinking water is used for human consumption from the supply provided by the National Water Board, and natural well-water is used for wash rooms. Used water is disposed in a regulated manner into surrounding paddy fields; ensuring cross contamination does not take place.
Minimize Emission Levels
Tuffline has taken measures to minimize the emissions levels by using Ethyl Acetate and Iso Propyl Alcohol for the safety of its operators and the surrounding neighborhood
The company does not use Keytones and Toluenes, thus adhering to the Food Safety Policy since 2005. Tuffline continuously strives to minimize its Environmental impact from their operators through carrying out the following:
- Minimizing solvent usage.
- Recycling of solvents.
- Reusing printing inks.
- Utilizing solventless lamination technology.
Tuffline has taken steps to minimize the operational waste from its production processes. This includes minimizing the ink, solvent and adhesive wastage on a regular cycle, and reusing all recyclable materials such as polyolefin and polystyrene.
After the complete production process, all solid waste is collected and sent to the Holcim kiln in Puttalam, which disposes of the laminate waste effectively. The trims from packaging are utilized to make ropes by cottage industries, all empty drums are used at other industries after disposing of the weekly scrap sale, and the wooden pallets are reused. All food waste on the other hand is given on a daily contract to the poultry farms in the surrounding area, thus ensuring that we adhere to the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle process followed here at Tuffline.