As a company, we have a responsibility, not only to our employees and our customers, but to our Earth and all the beautiful souls and species that reside here. Our footprint directly affects this Tucson community, the desert we have flourished in, Arizona as a whole, and so on. ULTRALIGHTS is committed to researching and implementing green technologies in our products and our manufacturing process.
Here's how we are evolving our business to be an active agent for the world:
- Energy efficient LED technology research and implementation
- Environmentally friendly cutting process—we recently moved from a waterjet to a laser and CNC router to preserve the limited resources of water in the Southwest and produce less metal and acrylic waste with more efficient cutting technologies
- Biodegradable and recyclable packaging material
- Metal scrap recycling
- Powder coating process: Our powders contain no solvents or VOCs and no toxic compounds or dangerous substances (e.g. lead). Our powder coatings can achieve superior chemical, mechanical and weathering performance with a single coat, meaning less product used and less energy. Our coating over spray can be reclaimed, and reused or recycled, giving up to a 97% utilization rate. What’s more, there is no toxic sludge, and therefore toxic landfill, created during the application process. Our powders can be applied over a chrome or non-chrome pre-treatment and do not require a chrome based primer. Powder coatings are recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Join us in our efforts to conserve our beautiful deserts and beyond!