FRX Polymers Receives Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Award
FRX Polymers, Inc. (FRX), a manufacturer and marketer of Nofia®, a family of environmentally friendly inherently flame retardant plastics, announced today that it has recently been awarded an EPA Environmental Merit Award. The company was presented the award during the EPA New England Merit Awards ceremony on April 22, 2014 at Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA.
The EPA’s New England Environmental Merit Awards program honors businesses, among others, who have made outstanding contributions on behalf of the region’s public health and natural environment.
In the last few years FRX Polymers has taken several important steps in making its products available globally, including the December 2013 start up of its first commercial scale plant. Nofia ® replaces halogenated flame retardants, which are widely used and are being phased out due to toxicity concerns. Nofia® products have been registered globally and have a very favorable toxicological profile. Also, Nofia® products are produced using sustainable green chemistry principles as FRX’s process is solvent free, creates no waste bi-products and has near 100% atom efficiency.
“EPA sends our congratulations to FRX Polymers, a great example of an innovative New England company that is making a real difference by making products that reduce risks to human health and reduce environmental damage. EPA gave FRX Polymers a 2014 Environmental Merit Award for their development of safer alternatives to toxic, persistent brominated flame retardants, providing many industries with a safer solution for their product needs,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA’s New England office.
“We are honored to receive this award and we thank the agency for acknowledging our efforts and congratulate the other winners,” said Marc Lebel, President and CEO. “This award represents what we are trying to accomplish – create a product that has a real need in the marketplace, while addressing an urgent need to protect our environment with sustainable products.”
About EPA New England Environmental Merit Awards
For more than thirty years, EPA New England has honored those who have made outstanding contributions on behalf of our region’s environment. EPA’s Environmental Merit Awards program has honored teachers, citizen activists, business leaders, scientists, public officials and others who have made outstanding contributions on behalf of the region’s public health and natural environment. The Environmental Merit Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments during the past year or over a lifetime.