Orion Engineered Carbons invests in emissions controls
Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has completed a significant upgrade of its emissions controls at its plant in Orange, Texas. As a result of these actions, the site complies with strengthened environmental standards which reduce the site’s emission permits for NOx and SO2 by 2,300 metric tons of air pollutant emissions per year.
Technology installed at the facility includes a thermal oxidizer that is more effective than the incinerator which was previously used to reduce the pollutants. In addition, the company installed a Selective Catalytic Reduction reactor to reduce the emission of NOx. The project spanned from the middle of 2019 and is now fully operational.
“I congratulate our project and plant teams and our contractors for completing this project on time despite the pandemic. Their dedication, this investment, and other proactive measures taken at our Orange facility demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and to be a good community citizen. It falls squarely within our broader corporate sustainability initiatives that are built around four themes; sustainable growth, being compliant in our day to day operations, living our values and driving sustainability along our value chain,” said Corning Painter, CEO of Orion Engineered Carbons.
In addition, on 13 July Orion announced, the company’s shareholders elected three new independent members to its Board of Directors at its recent 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The new independent directors are Mary Lindsey, retired CFO of Commercial Metals Company, Dr. Yi Hyon Paik, former president and chief strategy officer of Samsung SDI Company and Michel Wurth, chairman of ArcelorMittal Luxembourg.
“I am delighted to welcome these three very reputable and talented individuals to the Orion Board. Mary, Yi Hyon and Michel bring an extensive range of experiences to our Board and will complement the diverse skills of our strong board of directors team. They will be excellent additions to the Board committees on which they will serve. We look forward to leveraging their expertise, leadership and guidance as we oversee the Company’s value creation strategy,” said Dan F. Smith, Chairman of the Board of Orion Engineered Carbons.