By David Reed, UT EditorPreston, UK-The Centre for Waste Management at the University of Central Lancashire recently gave Industrial Copolymers Ltd an Environmental Waste-Management Award, in recognition of its continued commitment to the development of environmentally sustainable products and management of environment impact.The firm makes high-performance speciality polymers and resins-some based on speciality isocyanates-for a diverse range of applications including for use in the automotive industry, hygienic coatings and printing processes, its 9 Feb statement said. It adds that it has always been environmentally conscious and has grown to become a world-class organisation, supplying customers across the globe.Prof. Glyn Morton-head of the Centre for Waste Management at the university-presented the award, which also acknowledges the company's contribution to the Centre for Waste Management Project.Through this project, Industrial Copolymers made substantial progress in minimising waste and improving its energy efficiency, the firm's statement continued. This is in accordance with commitments made through its certification to the environmental management standard ISO 14001.Commenting on the award Prof. Morton said, It is a great pleasure to acknowledge the considerable efforts Industrial Copolymers has made to make their products and their operations as environmentally sustainable as possible. The company has spent a significant amount of time and resources developing products that perform effectively without releasing large quantities of potentially harmful solvent into the atmosphere."