At FXI, a healthy environment is a fundamental operating priority. We are careful to integrate safe, sustainable practices into all of our eco- friendly foam products, processes, and facilities. From innovative plant-based raw materials to recycling nearly 100% of operating waste, we are committed to meeting or exceeding public and industry environmental standards every day.
As a strategic polyurethane foam manufacturer and supplier to markets including Automotive, Healthcare, and Aerospace, we are proud to be recognized as a leader in quality. Our qualifications include ISO 9000 and QS9000, as well as TS 16949 and TS14001. In addition, we apply Lean, Six Sigma, and TQM principles in our operations and activities everyday. We maintain a Masterfile with the FDA to speed product developments in Healthcare and utilize internal A2LA accredited laboratory facilities and various outside agencies to provide differentiated service to our customers.
We are dedicated to the concept of sustainability for our eco friendly foam products and processes. Whether it's halogen-free flame retardants or plant-based raw materials, we continually seek to minimize our impact on the environment. These efforts include our focus on recycling and process technology:
We recycle essentially 100% of our internal waste and significant post-industrial and even post-consumer products. We have integrated our material handling processes throughout our network of polyurethane foam manufacturer locations, which enables us to reuse scrap materials to produce a family of cushioning products.
Reducing Hazardous Air Emissions
We are committed to environmentally responsible manufacturing. We have made significant progress in the reduction of hazardous air emissions and VOCs, which many of our competitors continue to utilize in their production processes.
Our proprietary Variable Pressure Foaming (VPF?) process is used in the creation of a variety of foam products with unique and precisely-defined physical characteristics. The process is considered environmentally friendly due to the use of an enclosed chamber to control the foam pouring conditions. This no longer requires the use of hazardous air pollutant auxiliary blowing agents (ABAs) to manufacture a full range of polyurethane foam products. The pouring of foam in an enclosed chamber allows virtually all of the process emissions to be collected into carbon beds.
Compared to standard foam production methods, VPF? technology exceeds the Clean Air Act requirements. The most beneficial advantage of the VPF? manufacturing process is that the physical properties of the eco-friendly foam can be controlled through the use of air pressure.