The Herentals factory chooses "green" production
One after the fire of the production site
One year ago, almost to the day, the Herentals production site suffered a fire, putting part of the Triton filter tank production line for swimming pools out of use.
This supply therefore had to be temporarily provided via the Pentair production site in the USA. In the meantime, the Belgian site was modernised, clearly opting for environmentally-friendly production for its tanks.
An eco-responsible production process
They have again been made in Herentals since this spring, using a new environmentally-responsible process.
When these tanks were made from fibreglass, an organic resin used to be applied on them to strengthen their solidity. When the two materials were combined and then heated to a high temperature, they used to release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are harmful for the environment and expensive to collect due to their polluting nature. The styrene has now been removed from the production process, so the tanks are made with VOC-free resins.
A secure environment for employees
This is the result of Pentair's collaboration with WVT Industries, a Belgian company specialised in the research and development of biodegradable industrial cleaning products.
With this major change, Pentair not only rose to the challenge of modern, sustainable production, but this commitment also extends more generally speaking to the factory employees' working conditions. They now work in a safe environment on an ergonomic robotised and automated production line.