Cambridge, UK -- Automotive interiors specialist Johnson Controls of Wednesbury, West Midlands, in the UK, has used air-pollution control technology from AirProtekt to help it meet the challenge of tight air quality emission controls imposed by its local authority.
Johnson Controls' Wednesbury facility makes car seats for major automotive vehicle makers such as BMW, Mini and Range Rover. Polyurethane foam is a vital ingredient of the car seat construction and Air Protekt said the naphtha waste product from processing foam at the plant is a potentially noxious chemical which must not be emitted to the local environment.
To remove this naphtha and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs), AirProtekt supplied a Regenerative Thermal Oxidation (RTO) system, manufactured by Lufttechnik Bayreuth (LTB) of Germany, said a statement from AirProtekt.
The decision to select AirProtekt was made simpler for Johnson Control's management team because another of the group's European manufacturing sites had previously installed an RTO system from LTB to handle its air-pollution requirements.
AirProtekt has also been the only UK distributor of RTOs for LTB for many years, and said its "thorough understanding of the LTB systems" enabled it to provide both in-depth technical advice and support and to install and commission the system at Johnson Controls' plant.
Johnson Controls wanted a reliable 'total package' for the project, said Trevor Lawton, AirProtekt's managing director, adding that AirProtekt could offer conceptual design, equipment supply, and installation as well as commissioning, and full after sales service support.