Amuse – Sustainability | Environmentally Friendly Custom Parts
Manufacture environmentally sustainable parts
Amuse’s core vision of sustainability in manufacturing is not a mere statement. For every part manufactured in our facility, we care about the carbon footprint it leaves and innovative ways of reducing them.
All we know is that plastics cannot be eliminated. We do agree that plastic is not environmentally friendly when it is not adequately recycled or reprocessed. And in most cases, trying to replace plastics with alternative materials significantly increases carbon footprint. How? During manufacturing of alternative materials, factors including production of raw material, logistics, and scraps contribute to the carbon footprint in the Life cycle.
We certainly understand the impacts of a carbon footprint on climate change and how quickly we need to scale the green solutions for a sustainable and eco-friendly future.
What is our strategy to low carbon footprint?
Our solution is simple – to control the key parameters of the plastic manufacturing process.
We know raw material (RM) and energy used creates the products and the by-products produced. Optimal usage of RM and energy will ensure a significant drop in the carbon footprint in the manufacturing process (Cradle to gate). What is more? We observed indirect positive implications such as low fuel consumption, lightweight, performance, etc., (Cradle to grave)
All told, figuring out the optimal process to achieve sustainability is not as easy as we think. Thus, we simplified and developed the whole data system into a simple Amuse Index (AI) metric. What is an Amuse Index? Amuse Index is a comprehensive ratio that takes RM input and output, Energy input and output into consideration to help leverage for achieving a low carbon footprint.
Custom plastic parts are created using a mix of recycled and virgin materials. By this, we mean that the part you purchase is made of recycled plastic or new material that has been formed into a shape and then cured to form a solid object.
There are OEM companies that support us with reprocessed RM at a lower cost, making it an excellent choice for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
Amuse is committed to reducing our environmental impact through environmentally friendly manufacturing practices. As a result, whenever possible, we use recycled plastic and virgin materials. We also make an effort to reduce waste during the manufacturing process by reusing scrap materials rather than discarding them.
The simplified illustration for understanding the AI below
How Amuse Index(AI) impacts?
Meeting our electricity demand – Leveraging Solar PV energy sources for our operations.
Our Rooftop Solar Panel Facility
Our maximum electricity demand is fulfilled by our 12KW rooftop Solar PV installation. This leverage has helped us in meeting HVAC demand, machine operations, and other office utilities demand. Besides, the solar system is PLC controlled and could vary controls over off-grid and on-grid based on demands.
System split: 6 KW – Ongrid, 6 KW – Offgrid
Solar heating: Solar Concentrated evacuated tubes
Does this mean we have clean energy resources to achieve sustainability? To an extent yes, because when you consider the life cycle of solar panels it’s logistic while installation. It consumes and emits a degree of CO2 equivalent. Amortization will ensure the CO2 equivalent consumption is significantly less than leveraging electricity from fossil fuels.
Raw Material–Design optimization techniques including topology optimization; recycling, reusing the waste RM.
Because of various manufacturability constraints, many products end with huge materials than they needed. With our expertise, we sit with a cross-functional application team aimed at reducing RM at the source without affecting the performance. In this way, we have significant cost savings over direct material costs. Also, this practice proportionally cuts waste in the end.
– We make products with reprocessed waste raw material that aids sustainability. One of them is the self-watering plant pot shown below.
Amuse Responsibility Towards Environment
Apart from these, we are working with our collaborators like a Waste chakra- Chennai to convert plastic waste into fuels
We use minimal water every time
Consistency and compounding is a powerful mantra. Water scarcity is real and it’s evident. Thus, we worked collaboratively with the Earth Fokus team for their sustainability and their product development. We felt and experimented with the products we developed.It’s just not us, a lot of industries like Google, Wipro, Royal Enfield have implemented and have saved more than 85% of water annually and cost of 70% contributing to 2 lakhs per Annum saved.
We are working to set up a factory for manufacturing OEM products at the lowest carbon footprint in the industry. Our Amuse Index (AI) tool will help us attain our goal of being the best sustainable manufacturing service provider in the world.
We make strategies that hugely help to minimize emissions contribution from energy and raw material. More than scientific advancement we want to bring responsible and sustainable manufacturing to you.
We hope this white paper/blog has provided you with some ideas about sustainability in manufacturing.
We offer custom plastic parts that fit your needs and specifications, so you’ll receive high-quality products every time!