Dow Corning Cookie Policy

We use cookies to enhance your experience with Dow Corning. Learn how cookies are used on this website and view our privacy statement.

By continuing to browse this site, you agree and consent for cookies to be used.

Silicones from Dow Corning
Log In | Profile/Preferences | Customer Support | Contact Us      Global (English). Change
Products             Technical Library             Premier Services             About Dow Corning             Careers
About Dow Corning
2006 Sustainability Report
About Environment


Less Is Better in Elizabethtown

Sometimes less is better. That’s certainly true at the Elizabethtown Plant, Kentucky, US,  where less waste is resulting in better environmental and financial performance.

In 2003, sealant packaging operations were found to be the largest waste generator for the Elizabethtown site. The majority of the waste was generated during changeovers from one sealant color to another on the packaging lines . A number of recommendations were implemented, resulting in an impressive 40 percent reduction in the packaging waste generation rate. That decrease occurred while production increased 60 percent over the same time frame!

Expired material, and scrap from production processes, were other sources of waste at the site. Improved inventory management and several process improvements have resulted in decreased waste. Less waste is better for the environment – and for Dow Corning’s bottom line, which benefits from reduced disposal costs and improved operational efficiency.

Learn about the Elizabethtown, KY site community involvement and support.

< back to Environment Home Page  
Media Center    |    REACH    |    Site Map    |    Other Dow Corning Websites
Using this website means you understand our Privacy Statement and agree to our Terms & Conditions.
©2000 - 2018 Dow Corning Corporation. All rights reserved. Dow Corning is a registered trademark of Dow Corning Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.
The Corning portion of the Dow Corning trademark is a trademark of Corning Incorporated, used under license. XIAMETER is a registered trademark of Dow Corning Corporation. We help you invent the future is a trademark of Dow Corning Corporation.®™Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow.
Dow Corning complies with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.