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£11m investment brings environmental benefits
Keywords Holliday Pigments, Environment
An £11 million investment has virtually rid emissions of sulphur dioxide from the production process of Holliday Pigments, the Morley Street manufacturer of ultramarine pigments.
The commissioning of a newly constructed process gas desulphurisation unit has reportedly reduced emissions by 99.9 per cent. This means that the company will exceed all the requirements of UK, EU and global environmental legislation governing these issues.
The project also allows the potential for a significant increase in production capacity to meet growing worldwide demand for the company's ultramarine pigments, which are used in a variety of industrial and consumer products including plastics and artist's paints and colourings.
A by-product of the new process is the production of high quality sulphuric acid which is sold on by the company for use in a wide range of industrial applications.
Commenting on the completion of the project, Robert Rae, managing director of Holliday Pigments said, "So far the plant is performing well and we are confident that we have met our target to virtually eliminate emissions. The most obvious visual evidence has been the disappearance of the plume from our 450 foot high chimney which has become a well known landmark in the Hull area.
"This major investment demonstrates that Holliday Pigments has a long term commitment to Hull and shows the importance we place on meeting our environmental responsibilities."
Details available from: Holliday Pigments Limited, Tel: +44 1482 329875; Fax: +44 1482 223114.