Sustainability

Sustainability

BEWi Group wants to establish and develop stable and trusting business relationships with our customers. In the future we can see technical, financial, ecological and social challenges that we will in cooperation with our customers and partners find solutions for. EPS, which is the focus of the BEWi Group’s operations, has a wide variety of ecological advantages compared to other material. For years our work has been focused on further improvement of the beneficial qualities in this material, as well as the development of new applications.

EPS has a number of ecological advantages compared to other comparable materials.

  • EPS is very light: parts of EPS contain 98 percent air. The remaining two percent consist of the neutral basic substance polystyrene; a pure hydrocarbon.
  • EPS is made without any hazardous substances: No hazardous chlorofluorcarbones (CFC) or plastizers (ftalates) are used during production or processing of EPS.
  • EPS is safe for food packaging: moldable parts made from EPS meet all requirements for food packaging.
  • EPS is recyclable: used EPS parts are completely recyclable. Our conviction is that we in ten years will be able to recycle the material completely and it is our responsibility to be a part of speeding up the development. In our operations, the work primarily involves energy sources and energy efficiency.

All factories in Sweden and Danmark are certified according to ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment) Read our Environmental and Sustainability policy here!

 

1. Styrene is shipped from 3
Rotterdam to the harbour in Porvoo,
where it is transported by pipeline to
BEWi’s factory.
2. Development and construction
of packaging solutions and
components in factories in Denmark
and Sweden.

1. Pentane is transported by tanker from
Naantali in Finland, and the styrene
by tanker from Fredrikshamn in Finland
to BEWi’s factory in Porvoo.
2. BEWi in Finland is
The Group’s unit for development
and manufacturing of a large range
of expanded polystyrene, the raw material for
production of cellular plastic, for internal and
external sales. Pentane and styrene are released
directly into BEWi styrochem’s cisterns, or goes
via pipelines from the port of Porvoo.
after the manufacturing process is packaged
the final product polystyrene in so-called
octabiner, container of cardboard, like
holds 1 100 kg. These are shipped with
truck to BEWi factories in Sweden and
Denmark, as well as other customers in the nordic region
and the rest of Europe.
3. Development and manufacturing
of insulation products and
construction materials for building and construction
industry in six factories in
Finland, Sweden and Denmark.

 

PACKAGING
Properties of hygiene,
insulation and shock absorption ability
as well as low weight, make packages
of cellular plastic especially suitable for
fresh fish, meat, vegetables and others
foods, as well as drugs.
customized packaging means
lower material consumption, more efficient
production processes and lower
distribution. Customer
enjoying important sustainability factors
low weight and lower injury rate.

4. Finished products are shipped
from BEWi’s production facilities
by truck to customers in Finland,
Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
5. INSULATION MATERIAL
Cellular plastic has higher energy
tension, compressive strength and low moisture absorption.
with these characteristics
has plastic film become a durable, and
the most common insulation material in
buildings and construction materials
for facilities such as roads, viaducts
and bridges. Local production is decreasing
transport requirements.