Environmental Stewardship

Some People Call It “Going Green.” We Call It Business As Usual.

At Katz Americas, we put our money where our mouth is when it comes to producing eco-friendly signage and substrates. We adhere to strict environmental standards throughout our production process and in recent years we have implemented numerous environmentally friendly initiatives into our operations. We are continually looking for newer, greener ways of doing business. Take a look at some of our current practices:

Take A Look At Some Of Our Current Practices

Pulpboard Used in Our Coasters

  • Base material consists of 40% RECYCLED CONTENT and 60% WOOD PULP, plus WATER.
  • UP TO 40% LIGHTER THAN GREYBOARD (which many competitors use), allowing it to ABSORB 3 TIMES ITS WEIGHT in liquids.
  • Contains NO METALS.

Our Manufacturing Plants in New York and Tennessee

  • Waste (paper and board) is sent back to Germany to be recycled and RE-USED in the production of new coaster board.
  • All inks are vegetable (soy)-based.
  • All waste inks are recycled.
  • Energy-efficient motion sensor lighting.

Our Board Mill in Germany

  • Only timber from reforestation programs – seeking to protect and restock existing forests – is used in our coasters.
  • 72.5 TONS of pulpboard produced each day.
  • Up to 36% OFTHE FACILITY’S ENERGY NEEDS are covered by regenerative energy sources, including the Murg River that runs past the plant, as well as renewable sources available through the local power company.
  • A closed water circulation system helps REDUCE FRESH WATER CONSUMPTION BY UP TO 90%.
  • 0% WASTEWATER released during pulpboard production.
  • The energy efficient heat recovery system, which was installed in 2010, has INCREASED PRODUCTION BY 13%, while also REDUCING ENERGY INPUT BY 11%

Recyclable and Biodegradable 100%
Reduced Water Consumption 90%
Recycled Content 40%
Renewable Energy 36%

Take a look at our Eco-Friendly Production Process

KATZ Americas production process illustration