Belintra, assistance 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Belintra (Belgian Incidents with Transport of hazardous substances) is a system whereby the chemical sector commits to providing specialised assistance to firefighters and civil protection services in the event of transport accidents involving chemical products. Experts from some forty companies are available day and night, 7 days a week, even if they themselves are not […]

The roots of the crop nutrition system

Food production also needs ‘nutrition’, i.e. plant nutrition. Just as in humans, plant nutrition requires a healthy balance. Shortages lead to starvation and symptoms of deficiencies, excess leads to loss of quality in the agricultural product and the environment. Sustainable fertilisation starts from the needs of the soil and the crop and is based on […]

Operation Clean Sweep: engaging for zero pellet loss

Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) is a global voluntary commitment of the plastics industry and aims at helping all the actors in the plastics industry to implement good housekeeping and containment practices to achieve zero loss of plastic pellets, flakes or powders in the environment. essenscia and its members in the Port of Antwerp have signed […]

L’Oréal Libramont, a “dry” factory

Located in Libramont since 1975, the L’Oréal factory is equipped with its own wastewater treatment plant. Industrial water undergoes initial physico-chemical treatment based on the principle of coagulation/flocculation/flotation, which makes it possible for 80% of the pollutant load of the water to be absorbed. The final complete water treatment takes place via a second step, […]

Sanofi Geel reduces EDTA emissions in waste water

Sanofi Geel wants to reduce the emissions of EDTA in the waste water before the end of 2020. Excessively high concentrations of EDTA can have a negative effect on fauna and flora in the environment from where the waste water is discharged after purification, in our case the Nete river. Due to its structure, EDTA […]

InOpSys closes process waste water and materials loops on site

InOpSys designs, delivers and operates a ‘Plant On A Truck’, which can provide a total on-site sustainable capex-free process water treatment solution for industrial process waters mainly coming from pharmaceutical or chemical industry. This installation is also called a fully Flexible, Modular and Mobile Unit (FMMU) and is built in containers. The Flexible & Modular […]

CTF2000 reuses industrial packaging

CTF2000 NV, a Flemish small and medium size company employing 45 people, has always done many efforts within its ISO14001:2015 management system to avoid and reduce waste and emissions. Since years, they take back the empty IBC’s (Intermediate Bulk Containers) from their customers and clean them at their plant in Zele, where the waste water […]

Belgian mineral fertiliser industry reduces NOx emissions by 60%

The fertiliser industry has invested very successfully in emissions reduction over the last twenty years. Emissions into the air have been reduced by at least 90% for laughing gas (N2O) and 60% for nitrogen oxides (NOx). Specific nitrogen losses into the surface water have been reduced by 80%! The mineral fertiliser industry is directly involved […]

0800 62 604: promoting the correct use of plant protection products in the garden

Phytofar members have invested about 10 million euro to provide a dedicated range of solutions for garden pests that are adapted to the needs of small gardens and non-professional users. They continue to invest in innovations that meet societal demands yet offering adequate and profoundly tested solutions to gardeners. Close to 50% of the products […]

A substitute for traditional de-icing products developed by Proviron

Proviron, a Belgian SME, produces de-icing agents to clear runways and aircraft of ice and to keep them clear. As a result of developments in REACH legislation and customer demand, Proviron developed a new de-icing product for aircraft with a shift to additives with less impact on man and the environment. Proviron has innovated to […]