Perryman understands the importance of mitigating our impact on the environment and improving operational efficiency. That’s why we capture and recycle nearly 95% of the byproduct and turnings from our internally processed semi-finished and finished titanium materials.
We also actively collect clean titanium from participating customers, and purchase recycled titanium from approved providers as an additional source of raw material feedstock. These materials are reintroduced into our melting practice as a part of our fully integrated process.
Less waste and greater utilization of recycled materials increases our efficiency, decreases product costs, and reduces our impact on the environment.
The water used in our recycling process is collected, treated, and reintroduced into our operational facilities. Internally recycling waste water ensures that public water is not contaminated.
Our titanium is double melted through Electron Cold Hearth Melting (ECHB) and Vacuum Arc Remelt (VAR) technologies, which optimizes management of raw materials. Because they are under vacuum, Perryman’s melting process releases zero emissions or contaminates.
We prepare titanium material for processing through induction heating, which produces zero carbon emissions. Unlike traditional gas furnaces methods, which typically run constantly and produces a carbon footprint, our technique only uses power for induction heating as needed, which means no wasted energy or natural resources.
Perryman has embraced an ongoing paperless initiative that utilizes state-of-the-art computer software for bar coding, material testing and tracking, and internal electronic file sharing. Not only do these systems reduce paper waste, they also provide tremendous efficiencies in communication, accuracy, and decision-making.
Perryman collects materials that we are unable to recycle internally, such as paper, cardboard, and metals used in office environments and manufacturing facilities, and sends them to recycling companies.
We have established specific sustainability targets which may be reviewed during authorized onsite audits and customer visits or based on requests.
In 2020, we surpassed our scrap recycling goal by 1.5%. This year, we are striving to exceed our goal by an even larger percentage.
In addition to our commitment to the environment, Perryman emphasizes a commitment to the health of our employees. Last year, 96% of our employees participated in our employee health and wellness program. Our goal each year is to achieve 100% participation.