Stoelzle Masnieres Parfumerie once again combines innovation with environmental commitment
At of PCD Paris, 31 January to 1 February 2018, Stoelzle Masnieres Parfumerie will be showing its new technique that enables to achieve an array of new decorative effects with very low environmental impact.
Quali Glass Coat is a new technique from Stoelzle Masnieres Parfumerie’s decoration workshop, which enables to achieve an array of new decorative effects with very low environmental impact (compared with conventional lacquering) and greater mechanical resistance.
With this new decoration process, Stoelzle Masnieres Parfumerie once again combines innovation with environmental commitment. This innovation will be on show at the upcoming edition of PCD Paris, 31 January to 1 February 2018.
“Thanks to the investments made by Dr. Cornelius Grupp, owner of the Stölzle Glass Group, we have all joined him in his commitment, aware of our duty to take responsibility for the environmental impact that will affect future generations. We are optimistic for the future of our company, which is entering its third century in 2018.” Etienne Gruyez, managing director of the Perfumery & Cosmetics Business Unit, Stoelzle Masnières Parfumerie SAS.
Glass production represents, on the average, 70% of our environmental impact. The electricity consumed represents 37% of the impact of glass production, which explains why this energy resource is a priority.
Since 2017 the electricity consumed at the site comes exclusively from 100% French renewable resources.
The extraction and transport of the materials used in glass production represent, on the average, 30% of our environmental impact. This rate is kept low by the proximity of the basic raw material, sand, which is extracted 200 km from the factory and transported by boat.
In 2017, Stoelzle Masnières Parfumerie reduced its environmental footprint by 17%. This significant reduction was measured in a study conducted by the EVEA* firm based on eight impact criteria affecting water, soil and air: CO2 – 8%; PH – 9%; Smog – 7 %; Marine eutrophisation 7%; Aquatic ecotoxicity – 8%; Mineral resources – 12%; Fossil energy resource consumption – 45%; Net water consumption 38 %.
Johannes Schick, CEO of Stölzle Glass Group, regarding the company’s environmental commitment: “Over the last few years, the Stölzle Glass Group has been growing steadily. Linked with this growth and expansion of production capacity, Stölzle has invested heavily in the field of environmental protection. Today, we can be proud not only of meeting our legal obligations, but also of making a significant contribution to the environment as a result of our ongoing improvements and innovations. Our medium term targets for 2020 and beyond continue to pursue this strategy.”
“The Stölzle Glass Group recycles more than 100,000 tonnes of glass per year, thus saving raw materials and energy. The roadmap set for 2020 stands as proof of our commitment, through our qualification for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification, and through the implementation of heat recovery systems in each factory to reduce our carbon footprint while improving our energy and resource efficiency.”
*EVEA is an independent consulting firm in eco-design and life cycle analysis. Its mission consisted of evaluating the environmental performance over one year of the life cycle of glass production at the Stoelzle Masnieres Parfumerie SAS site. The effect of the company’s improvement efforts was evaluated using the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) methodology, which analyses and compares the environmental performance of a product or service.
The environmental assessment does not take into account raw materials packaging, finished product packaging or any downstream
phases in the life cycle of a glass product. A number of performance monitoring indicators were used to ensure that Stoelzle Masnieres Parfumerie SAS’s commitments deliver real benefits for the environment without generating pollution transfers.