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Title:2015 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award Winner: Hoffer Plastics, Inc.
Subject(s):Pollution prevention -- Illinois -- Case studies
Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards
Plastics -- Manufacturing -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies
Environmental protection -- Awards -- Illinois -- Case studies
Geographic Coverage:South Elgin, IL
Abstract:Hoffer Plastics, located in South Elgin, Illinois, specializes in making custom plastic injection molded items. Their products are used in retail packaging and in the automotive, medical, and appliance industries. Hoffer Plastics used a number of strategies to increase efficiency and reduce their environmental impact. They initiated a 100% facility-wide recycling program that diverted 58,000 pounds of materials from the landfill. Their energy conservation measures reduced their electricity consumption by nearly 4 million kWh. Conservation strategies included: installing high efficiency lighting; replaced chilled water pump motors with variable-frequency drive motors; installed thermal blankets on machine barrels; and implementing a compressed air efficiency initiative. Installing a cooling water filtration system that captures back-flushed water to reuse in the cooling towers has reduced the company's water use by 1.3 million gallons.
Issue Date:2016-11
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Series/Report:TN Series (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center) ; TN16-126
Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award Winner
Genre:Technical Report
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-11-29

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