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Intertape Polymer Recognized for Energy Star Efforts

Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) has been recognized for meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Challenge, a national initiative for Energy Star partners to improve energy efficiency at commercial and industrial facilities by 10% or more within five years. Approximately 240 companies enlisted in the EPA’s call-to-action. However, only 34 facilities operated by 14 companies were publicly acknowledged for successfully reducing emissions at their manufacturing sites. IPG was cited for energy efficiency improvements of 29.1% in Carbondale, IL; 23.4% in Richmond, KY; and 18.3% in Menasha, WI.

“IPG was able to achieve the Energy Star Challenge at its plants through the commitment and capability of our employees,” said Mike Jones, team leader of Corporate Energy for IPG. “We’re making energy efficiency part of our DNA. More specifically, various IPG plants implemented energy reduction initiatives by installing new insulation, variable frequency drives, energy-efficient lighting, improved compressed air systems, and economizers on boilers. They also reinforced shut off/turn down procedures, reduced the cycling frequency of its boilers, and implemented dryer improvements.”

“This achievement illustrates IPG’s commitment to implement and continually improve sustainable business practices,” said Rick Carnell, director of Environmental Health and Safety. “Using energy more efficiently allows us to reduce our carbon footprint, which is fundamentally good for everyone.”

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