SPC Team



Since its inception, SPC has been dedicated to maintaining environmentally friendly products and manufacturing processes. SPC was one of the first companies in the coatings industry to identify the harmful effects of VOC's or Volatile Organic Compounds on the environment. In addition, SPC was also the first Company to bring a 100% solids liquid coating to the marketplace.  This innovation allows for the absence of VOC's, or Volatile Organic Compounds. 

"VOC's are capable of producing ozone in the lower atmosphere by reaction with nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight. This photochemical reaction results in the formation of smog, which is often worse in the hotter months. Releases of VOC's to air can be compared on the basis of their potential to create ozone relative to ethylene. Conversion to ethylene equivalents is based on the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) "Responsible Care HSE Reporting Guidelines" for VOC's (1998)."

Additional environmental concerns have been incorporated in each and every new coating material we develop. All of SPC products have been designed to be inert in their catalyzed form. This insures that there is no leaching effect from the material regardless if it is sub-terrain or sub-sea.

In 2003, SPC launched the ADM, Automatic Dispensing Machine for use in the Pipeline industry.  This state-of-the-art device allows the user to mix material on an as needed basis. This provides for amongst other things REDUCED consumption of material due to less material wastage on the sides of containers. It also totally eliminates the use of non-recyclable plastic containers.

The magnitude of this is substantial, in this past year SPC has coated approximately 60,000 Girth welds and tie-ins with this innovation, this in turn has saved over 120,000 non-recyclable plastic containers and almost 6,700 cardboard boxes from our landfills. In the development of this equipment SPC realized that no matter how environmentally friendly the equipment was it had to provide benefits to the contractor, and ultimately to the end user.

Total benefits include saved material, less labor required per weld, better coating performance through ensured ratio and mix controls, further cost savings through decreased weld coat times. One recent pipeline construction project estimated savings of over $100,000 USD through the utilization of this equipment. Most importantly it keeps plastic out of our landfills. 

Bullfrog Powered

Specialty Polymer Coatings is now bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity. Bullfrog’s electricity in BC comes exclusively from the Bear Mountain Wind Park which has been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM program instead of from higher impact sources like large hydro dams or fossil-fuelled generation facilities.

SPC understands the importance of environmental integrity.  That is why we continue to innovate new technologies that continue to marquee our organization as the superior provider in the industry.  At SPC, innovation truly is our specialty.

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