Last week, we told you about the Problem of #Paint #Microplastic #Pollution and showed you the science based, data driven evidence of the scale of that Problem (https://lnkd.in/ehVyRhK8). Now, we want to remind you of Pinovo's tried and tested solution to that Problem. Watch the World Economic Forum video below.
The Problem of Paint Microplastic Pollution and Pinovo's solution are now firmly "on the Agenda" with great support and encouragement from UpLink - World Economic Forum .
Science based, data driven evidence of the scale of the Paint Microplastic Leakage problem, from the scientific team mandated by IUCN for their 2017 "Primary Microplastics in the Oceans: a Global Evaluation of Sources" report.
Watch the video on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kag7RevqEmw
Robotics will be key to delivering high levels of productivity with sustainable vacuum solutions, for large, flat surfaces, and workscopes without complex geometries.
Sustainability will be a requirement for all surface treatment going forward, and a necessary feature of all solutions, as a result of regulatory action to stop #Paint #Microplastic #Pollution.
Pinovo, with its sustainable technology, is delighted to be working with the great team at Remotion AS, a leading supplier of robotic vehicles for offshore splash zone operations. In their ground breaking RoboCoat solution, Remotion AS is using Pinovo’s clean blasting technology, with bespoke front-end tools to deliver surface roughness, and a better paint system for customers.
If your Marine or Industrial operation is planning its maintenance programmes for 2023, why not consider this clean, sustainable, productive solution?
Paint is now firmly “on the agenda” of leading scientists in the field of Microplastic Pollution research
Paint, a very important source of Ocean Microplastic Pollution, is now firmly “on the agenda” of leading scientists in the field of Microplastic Pollution research, thanks to NAMC and NORCE Norwegian Research Centre!
The North Atlantic Microplastic Centre (NAMC) brings together scientists who specialise in research on sampling, analysing, toxicity testing, monitoring and tracking of Microplastics. In addition, they study the impact of those Microplastics on Human, Animal and Plant life, together with the important issues of Mitigation and Regulation.
On Tuesday 8 November in Bergen, NAMC held their Annual Seminar, and it was super impressive to learn about the breath of the research underway by the different teams of scientists, and to hear the progress being made in their on-going work.
Gunhild Bødtker and Alessio Gomiero, who lead NAMC, very kindly invited Pinovo to make a presentation to the NAMC Annual Seminar, in our home town Bergen, with the title "Paint Microplastic Pollution: Hiding in plain sight, but not any longer!”.
We were delighted to talk about
- why #PaintIsPlastic 🎨 😲
- the risks of "Mismanaged Paint" ☹️
- how come this is “news" to so many, even in the scientific community? Take a bow, CEPE! 👎
- what has happened to change things? - Take a bow, UpLink - World Economic Forum , IUCN, EA - Environmental Action, Nina Jensen, REV Ocean 👍🙏
- what happens next? Important reports are expected to be published by the #eucommission (EU Environment and Climate) and The Pew Charitable Trusts in the coming months, signalling the direction of regulatory action on Paint Microplastic Pollution. 👏
- the different solutions to the problem of Paint Microplastic Pollution, including Pinovo’s Clean Blasting Technology 💪
- What Action is necessary now?
* research and findings on the impact of Microplastic Pollution on human, animal and plant life - the "So what?!",
* paint industry to educate its customers on the risks of mismanaged paint,
* regulators to create a level playing field for all paint companies,
* paint users to adopt measures to stop Paint Microplastic Pollution or, quite simply, #ResponsibleConsumption!
Great to learn from Hans Kleivdal that NAMC will be actively contributing to the upcoming negotiations on the proposed UN Plastics Treaty bringing science based, data driven evidence on the subject of Microplastics to the negotiating table.
Also great to see Jotun's engagement on the subject of Sustainability and Microplastic Pollution.
Pinovo is playing its part in solving the problem of Paint Microplastic Pollution, by promoting our clean technology and achieving its adoption in different industries across Europe, and also by raising awareness of the problem and solutions with industry, regulators and the public.
Pinovo has been very busy throughout 2022 bringing our sustainable clean surface treatment solution to significant oil and gas production facilities in the North Sea, delivering quantifiable sustainability impact with
1. No Paint Microplastic, Grit and Dust Leakage - SDG's 12, 14
2. Over 60% less CO2 Emissions compared to open grit blasting - SDG’s 9, 12
3. Much improved working conditions for Operators - SDG 8
In addition to a lot of activity in Scandinavia, and the Benelux region this year, we are happy to report that our distributor in Aberdeen, GCSG Distribution Ltd. has been very active in the offshore oil&gas sector. Working with the contractor Bilfinger UK, Pinovo's technology has been in demand for both its sustainability and industrial advantages.
We have been on the Elgin-Franklin field operated by TotalEnergies and Ithaca Energy, and also on the Britannia platform operated by Harbour Energy - photos of the rigs below. It is great to see not just long established oil and gas operators like TotalEnergies switching to clean sustainable surface treatment solutions, but also the more recent operators like Ithaca Energy and Harbour Energy.
The switch is on to Clean Blasting Solutions!
Should your industrial or marine operation not be doing the same?!
Some good news for the environment! The regulators are moving on Microplastics, and there is more to come!
The EU Commission is taking action on the "intentional" #Microplastics that are included in products like cosmetics and detergents. This is a long and slow process, and not everyone is happy - https://lnkd.in/eT7gx5gF, but at least they are moving in the right direction!
The next step is for action on what they call "unintentional" #Microplasticemissions from #Paint, Tyres, Textiles and Pellets. We all look forward to seeing DG ENV's report on regulatory measures to stop emissions from these sources of Microplastics, hopefully by the end of 2022.
Remember, research from EA - Environmental Action in February, 2022 found that Paint is the biggest source of Microplastic Emissions into the #Ocean. #PaintIsPlastic
The EU Commission wants to realise the objective in the #GreenDeal to reduce Microplastic Emissions into the Environment by 30% by 2030.
Pinovo is playing its part to achieve this target with its clean blasting technology for surface treatment. If you are not doing so already, why not "Follow" Pinovo on LinkedIn to see how an Ocean Impact company from Bergen, Norway can have an impact on a big Environmental problem like Paint Microplastic Pollution!
For more on the EU Commission's move on Intentional Microplastics - follow this link - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/european-chemicals-agency_microplastics-euabrreach-saferchemicals-activity-6989133826211934208-4X-V?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
Pinovo continues to innovate and enhance the Industrial advantages of its clean surface maintenance solutions.
Pinovo is a leader in the area of #ATEX certification - enabling our customers to operate in environments where there is a risk of explosion. Our tools and equipment are ATEX certified, and have been used inside the torpedo tube of a nuclear submarine, on the decks of Navy frigates, and inside a number of different nuclear power stations! Unfortunately, we can’t show you photos of these applications….for obvious reasons!
Because our tools are ATEX certified, they are also used in oil refineries, chemical plants, and on oil rigs. Even our patented PiHab, which enables open and clean blasting within a flexible, mobile habitat, is ATEX certified - see the photo of the label!
The other key area of development is #productivity - a traditional challenge for clean blasting. By combining our PiWalk tool with its higher productivity, with a spring balancer and pulley, Perspect Industrial Products, our distributor in the Benelux region, successfully used the tool on the vertical surface of distillation columns in a very large chemical plant in Antwerp.
We are currently developing a new version of the PiWalk that will have even greater productivity. So, watch this space!re to edit.
Now, scientific research provides insight on how environmental plastic pollution, and especially microplastics, affects brain health and memory.
A research team in Taiwan has studied the impact of microplastics on the brain and behaviour of mice. They administered microplastics orally to mice for up to 8 weeks, and then conducted a range of experiments using behavioural, biochemical and molecular approaches.
Their conclusion from the experiments was that the microplastics had impaired learning and memory behaviour in the mice.
They then go on to postulate that, based on their data, the increased incidence of dementia in humans recorded over the last 20-30 years might be correlated with an increase in microplastic ingestion.
While the impact of plastic pollution generally, and microplastic pollution specifically on human health remains unclear, research like this highlights the need for further study, and also for regulators to address the potential health risks associated with Microplastic Emissions.
Looking forward to seeing the EU Commission report on Microplastic Emissions, including those from paint, and on measures to achieve the Green Deal objective of reducing them by 30% by 2030.
Read more: https://lnkd.in/exQHXmPk
Pinovo is super happy to have been chosen as a "Solution to Watch" by The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) and World Ocean Council.
Pinovo is keeping very good company! See all the great Solutions and Innovations that were chosen as "Solutions to Watch" by TOOL and WOC in their article - https://lnkd.in/dDvREMpS
Recognition of the problem of Paint Microplastic Pollution and the solutions, like Pinovo's, is important and valuable. It incites regulators, like the #eucommission, to address the issue, which in turn drives industry change to new clean surface treatment methods! Well done, and a big thanks to The Ocean Opportunity Lab and World Ocean Council
Great to see that important European Industrial companies are also switching to sustainable methods of surface treatment!