Global beauty packaging provider Quadpack Wood has opened a biomass plant at its factory in Spain.
In September, the firm’s wood components factory in Torelló took an “important step” towards carbon neutrality, according to a company statement.
Quadpack Wood will now use its wood scraps to generate energy to power its dryers, heating and air conditioning, eliminating the need for fossil fuels.
The biomass plant is the result of a long-term project to cut carbon emissions at the factory. After a €2 million investment and nine months of construction, the firm says the plant puts it at the forefront of innovative and sustainable manufacturing.
In 2016, a regenerative thermal oxidiser was installed at the factory to process and eliminate volatile organic component emissions, exceeding environmental regulations. In 2017, the factory started using renewable electricity.
Joan Colomer, Quadpack Wood’s chief alchemist, said: “As a pioneer in wooden componentry for beauty packaging, Quadpack Wood has been paving the way for a more sustainable supply chain, from sourcing to disposal.”
All raw material is sourced from sustainably managed forests, mostly in Europe, according to the company, to ensure a transparent chain of custody. The company is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.