IMT Modular Partitions Ltd. is commited to protecting the environment.
IMT believes it is not only right but it is prudent to promote the use of ‘smart consumption’ of the environment’s resources. This is why IMT Modular Partitions Ltd. has designed and developed the product with a ‘green vision’ in mind. As a mandate IMT seeks to have the longest possible life-span in it’s original intended use, by designing the highest level of reconfigurability. This in itself contributes to the saving of natural resources in each and every reconfiguration throughout the life cycle of the product.
Further more, when the product has completed its service and is to be terminated – 98% of its content may be recycled for further use in other products or industries. This not only saves the extra natural resources required for the new product but also saves quite a bit in ‘land-fill’ space.
The four phases in the life of the IMT product:
- Raw material – sourcing the proper raw materials that is correct and behaves in the most environmentally conscious manner.
- Manufacturing – making sure we produce without wasting resources and with maximum return of our production waste to be recycled.
- Installed product – once installed, it should provide office space with no hazardous materials. Further more – the more modular the system is, the easier it is to re-use, saving valuable natural resources.
- Recyclable features – once dismantled and ‘trashed’ it is important to maximize the use of the materials and to recycle them. Since all IMT parts may be separated with simple means one may recycle 98% of the product.
Raw materials – Reclaimed:
- 89% of the raw materials used by IMT are produced from partially or fully recycled materials, with any waste put back into recycling. Anything we use – from steel down to packaging materials – have gone through the process of finding the most ‘reclaimed’ product we could use that will support our needs.
- All structure components of the system are manufactured from partially reclaimed steel.
- Aluminum components are made from 19% reclaimed material [aluminum waste].
- Wood claddings are manufactured from post consumed material.
- It is not enough to produce a ‘green’ product, we at IMT believe it should be produced in a ‘green manner’ as well; this is why all our technology and manufacturing processes are geared to support a “Hazardous Material Free Production”. In doing so we not only protect the environment but also provide a pleasant working environment to our employees.
- There is no use nor is there emission of hazardous materials in all production processes on the IMT production line.
- All aluminum waste in our manufacturing process is collected and sent back for recycling.
- All steel waste in our manufacturing process is collected and sent back for recycling.
- Being ultra modular, one may reuse the product an endless number of times, reconfiguring again and again. This will save time & money but more so – it will save natural resources that would have been used when ordering new products.
- Anodized finish on all aluminum frames will not emit gases into the office space.
- Our melamine faced wood claddings are available with “Nu Green” board from Uniboard. This product is FSC certified (certificate #SW-COC-002726 and qualifies for 5 LEED points.
- Glazing is always tempered and will as well not emit any gases.
- All IMT surfaces [except] fabric are hard surfaces which do not absorb bacteria and other hazardous materials; they are all easily cleaned, handled & maintained without the need to use chemicals in the process.
- IMT components may be 98% recycled.
- Structure components may be recycled to become steel.
- Aluminum components maybe recycled into other aluminum products.
- Wood claddings maybe recycled to create MDF boards, etc.
- Fabrics maybe recycled to become other fabrics.
- Even the EPDM rubber strips may be ground up and used to create safety tiles in playgrounds (and more).
At IMT we will continue to improve our design and research new materials to ensure we can deliver an aesthetically appealing, eco-friendly, wall solution that is the most flexible and affordable in its category.
Guidelines to Environment Conscious Planning:
Planning any space with the environment in mind may be done by following the simple four points. Following these guidelines will result also in other financial, site management & longevity advantages.
- Reduce the use of drywall
- Gypsum is not recyclable.
- Working with gypsum emits extensive amount of dust to the air.
- Using a modular system you may utilize up-to 98% of your walls when you reconfiguring.
- Save on floors & ceiling tiles – you will have 30% less waste if you lay them across the full space you occupy and not to individual rooms.
- No need to trim around the walls with PVC baseboard, carpet or wood paneling.
- Save on dumping fees of dry-wall when you reconfigure.
- Shorter “down-time” as no site finishing [plastering & painting] is required.
- Choose a product with high reclaim ratio.
- Fewer natural resources are utilized to create your product.
- Encourage other companies to recycle their “used” products to create the product you will use.
- Plan the layout using maximum product repetition.
- Using common module widths will result in more components being able to be
Re-positioned elsewhere and will allow simpler reconfiguration.
- Try and simplify vertical segmentation to allow a higher re-usage ratio.
- Use finishes which can be converted into smaller parts.Further detailed assistance may be obtained by contacting one of our market representatives throughout North America.