SINGAPORE -- Global custom engineered thermoplastic compounder RTP Company has received certification as a Sony Green Partner supplier at its Singapore production facility.
SINGAPORE -- Global custom engineered thermoplastic compounder RTP Company has received certification as a Sony Green Partner supplier at its Singapore production facility. The status recognizes sourcing of environmentally conforming feedstocks and utilizing environmentally responsible manufacturing processes, as required by the Green Partner program, in the production of thermoplastic compounds by RTP Company. "Certification as a Green Partner highlights RTP Company's commitment to producing only the highest quality materials," said Johnson Goh, Compliance Manager at RTP Company's Singapore facility. "As a Green Partner, RTP Company becomes a preferred supplier to Sony, allowing our materials to be used in components for their products. It also allows us to supply other companies who are seeking Green Partner sources for their products." Sony developed its Green Partner Standards to ensure its suppliers maintain a high level of environmental compliance. They've since garnered a great deal of respect from their Green Partner suppliers and other global OEMs for their industry leading stand on environmental responsibility. To be awarded Green Partner certification, suppliers must meet the strict requirements of Sony Standard SS-00259 concerning segregation and use of regulated substances and document that all manufactured products are compliant. This process, referred to as "upstream management," is accomplished through complete traceability of all steps in the manufacturing process, from raw material procurement to finished goods delivery. "One of our primary goals has been to reduce energy consumption by optimizing our manufacturing methods and by cutting waste," said Goh. Improvements were also made to RTP Company's manufacturing protocols in Singapore in order to become Green Partner certified, including upgrades to both product monitoring and risk management systems, guaranteeing all raw material handling and production processes are compliant. Since opening in 2002, RTP Company's Singapore facility has focused on avoiding hazardous substances in product development and manufacturing. "This certification strengthens our reputation for producing quality products," said Goh. "It wouldn't have been possible without tremendous support from our entire organization -- particularly our team in Japan. We truly value it and are pleased to be associated with the excellent standards Sony has put forth." For more information, contact in Asia telephone +65 6863 6580, in Americas +1 (507) 454-6900, or e-mail rtp@rtpcompany.com. About RTP Company RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has nine manufacturing plants on three continents, plus sales representatives throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. RTP Company's engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear resistant properties.