May 20, 2021
CMA Celebrates Earth Day, Every Day!
CMA is proud of our achievements that support the global environmental preservation vision and to celebrate it, we held our annual Earth Day event on April 22, 2021. At the event, we handed out cookies, stickers, and flower seed packets, along with a drawing for employees to win a carbon fiber skateboard and more. Over 80 employees entered by submitting an “environmental commitment.”
CMA prides itself on recycling more waste out of its factory every year. As an ISO 14001 certified company, we are constantly striving to prevent pollution and waste, as well as find areas that can be improved within the process.
At CMA, we use large rolls of release paper which we reuse within our prepreg production process multiple times and then sell for use in other various applications. Last year we sold over two million pounds of paper. Also, our prepreg production process produces scrap prepreg as we cut, trim, and find defects. This unsellable or expired scrap material goes to national recycling companies who then create materials with the prepreg as-is or remove the resin from the carbon fiber to create new products. Last year we recycled approximately 150,000 pounds of prepreg with this process.
Additionally, CMA’s on-site solvent distillation has achieved an 85% reduction in annual hazardous waste generation. We now proudly have this recycling process on site, eliminating cost through treatment, storage, disposal facility (TSDF), minimizing risk of transportation, and decreasing our total waste generated.
Thank you to all of our employees for their dedication and we look forward to celebrating our achievements at next year’s Earth Day celebration.