Surrey company wins environmental award

TBF Environmental Technology Inc., a Surrey-based company that has developed several ground-breaking non-polluting solvent formulas, is being presented with an environmental award by the Surrey Board of Trade.

The accolade is only given to companies that “demonstrate a consistent respect for the environment.”

“We’re delighted and honoured to be recognised by the Surrey Board of Trade for our work,” says David W. Rowat, CEO of TBF. “TBF’s green solvents have been developed to provide safe, effective replacements for conventional toxic solvents used in a variety of industries. Over 10 million US workers are exposed to toxic solvents every day. We want to improve working conditions and worker health by replacing toxic solvents with our environmentally-friendly substitutes.”

TBF Environment Technology Inc.’s solvent, called ZemaSol, is certified as a Clean Air Solvent by California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the first such certification in more than 20 years. ZemaSol does not emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), ozone creators or depletors or hazardous air pollutants into the environment and does not contribute to global warming.

VOC’s are found in most industrial solvents. VOC’s are known to damage human health both in the short and long term. Effects include tremors, impaired memory, severe hearing loss and central nervous system damage.

TBF’s alternate solvents work effectively across a range of applications and are designed to be safe for people and the environment.

The Surrey Board of Trade Environment and Business Awards will be handed out on September 11th at Eaglequest Golf Course between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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