Resources: Case Studies

Bromine Free Semiconductor Chips

2009 CPA Publications Alternatives Assessments Case Studies

Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. was one of the first electronics companies to produce bromine-free semiconductors. The most formidable hurdle the company had to overcome was…
04 07, 2010
Bromine and Chlorine Free Mobile Phones

2009 CPA Publications Case Studies

Sony Ericsson’s phones are now 99.9% bromine and chlorine-free, and the company plans to end its use of PVC in external charging systems by the…
04 07, 2010
Bromine and Chlorine Free Hard Disk Drives

2009 CPA Publications Case Studies

Seagate is the world’s largest manufacturer of hard disk drives, and approximately 50 % of the disk drives Seagate ships today meet halogen-free specifications. Hard…
04 07, 2010
Bromine and Chlorine Free Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)

2009 CPA Publications Case Studies

Nan Ya and Indium both surmounted numerous obstacles to achieve their ultimate successes in producing bromine and chlorine-free materials for use in printed circuit boards…
04 07, 2010
Bromine and Chlorine Free Plastic Components

2009 CPA Publications Case Studies

DSM Engineering Plastics was one of the first chemical companies to offer a range of halogen-free products that can be used in electronics. DSM Engineering…
04 07, 2010
Restriction of Elemental Bromine and Chlorine to Achieve Elimination of BFRs and PVC

2009 CPA Publications Case Studies

Apple restricts nearly all uses of brominated and chlorinated compounds, at the elemental level, from its products. Customers can now purchase products like the iPod…
04 07, 2010
Avalon Natural Products: Consciousness in Cosmetics

2006 CPA Publications Case Studies

Since its founding in 1989, California based Avalon Natural Products has been a leader in making cosmetics from natural and organic ingredients. Avalon sells mainly…
10 25, 2006
Interface Fabric: Benign by Design

2006 CPA Publications Case Studies

Terratex PLA represents Interface’s latest innovation on the company’s journey towards sustainability. Launched in 2004 as the first commercial interior fabric made from 100 percent…
10 25, 2006
H&M: Fashion Chemistry

2006 CPA Publications Case Studies

You’ve got to have your supply chain aligned to manage chemicals in retail fashion. In this fast moving industry, designs sell out in six months.…
10 25, 2006
Herman Miller: Healthy Chairs

2006 CPA Publications Case Studies

Long before green design became popular, a culture that would nourish it had formed at Herman Miller. Product design at Herman Miller has long been…
10 25, 2006
Dell Inc.: Mainstreaming the Precautionary Principle

2006 CPA Publications Case Studies

In the mid 1990’s, Dell shipped its first computers and displays free of a host of toxic brominated flame-retardants. Since then, Dell has worked with…
10 25, 2006
Premier: Choosing Safer Products Helps Improve the Health of Communities

2006 CPA Publications Case Studies

The Premier healthcare alliance is committed to protecting the environment and maintaining a safe and healthy climate for patients, workers and communities. Premier and its…
10 25, 2006
Perkins+Will: Taking a Precautionary Approach to Chemicals in Products

2006 CPA Publications Case Studies

At Perkins+Will we design structures that achieve our clients’ vision while maintaining the company’s founding principles of sustainability, integrity and design excellence.
10 25, 2006
Novation: Supporting Safer Products in Health Care

2006 CPA Publications Case Studies

Novation is committed to helping hospitals create an environment free from hazards posed by chemicals that are harmful to humans, animals, and the environment. Chemicals…
10 25, 2006
Kaiser Permanente: Using Safer Chemicals in Products Supports Preventive Health Care

2006 CPA Publications Case Studies

Environmental activism emerged within Kaiser Permanente four decades ago when the organization invited Rachel Carson to deliver the keynote address to a large symposium of…
10 25, 2006