Environmental & Sustainability Policies
Dentatus AB’s main business comprises the development and manufacture of quality products for dentists and dental laboratories as well as equipment and tools for fine mechanical engineering industry.
The business consists of mechanical machining in the form of turning, milling, grinding and drilling. Manual machinery include presses, grinders, drills, lathes and cutters as well as sand blasting, drumming and polishing. Processed materials include steel, brass, bronze, gold, aluminum, titanium, plastic and fiberglass. Electrolytic and chemical surface treatment is performed on some of the products. Since November 2013, the business has been located at Finspångsgatan 42, 16353 Spånga, Sweden.
Dentatus helps its distributors in regulatory affairs issues. On request, documents such as Free Sales Certificate, declaration of conformity, compliance agreement can be provided.
Dentatus currently holds the following certification:
- EC Registration Certificate
- ISO 13485
Air Quality Control
The surface treatment department has a dual ventilation sytem. One is a ventilating bath for the nickel-plating process, electric polishing as well as fume cupboards and storage cabinets for chemicals. The other ventilates the room for the gold plating process and drawers for solvent.
Processed air from blasters and grinders is directed into dust filters operations. The air from the surface treatment department and all other locations in general is ventilated via the building’s main system for venting out via drums on the back of the building.
Waste consists of corrugated and other types of packaging, recycled paper, used emulsion, cutting fluid, chips and liquids from polishing stations.
Waste Water Management
No process water is discharged into the waste network from the plant. Rinsing water, floor scrubbing water and tumbling water are collected in one tank with an immersion heater used as an evaporator. This process evaporates water and the remaining settlement is emptied and transported to the local recycling truck (Ragn-Sells plant).
Chemicals are managed in allowance with the European REACH Directive (Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals). The chemical list is available and updated continuously. The list contains information on the name, supplier, marking and classification of the chemicals, as well as purchased and consumed quantities. The safety data sheets are available in a binder in the Spånga office.
There are no floor drains in the production department and the whole area is enclosed. Chemicals and oils used during manufacturing are stored in fire cabinets, on trays at cargo berths, in acid and base cabinets in the waste room and to some extent used in the output of products.
Chemical Waste Management
Chemical waste and hazardous waste are handled in a separate, selected waste room. The waste is stored in marked barrels. A local recycling company collects waste, both chemical residues and substances.
The purchasing company pays transport on outgoing goods. Transport of goods is done only on weekdays.
“The three R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle” and further recommendations
Once a year, in conjunction with the preparation of an environmental report, use of energy, water and chemicals is reviewed. The review aims, if possible, to reduce energy and water consumption and to replace environmentally hazardous chemical products with less hazardous ones. During that review, waste quantities are also checked, as well as how waste is handled and possibilities for recycling / reuse of substances in production.
What is being reviewed and assessed are:
- Technical opportunity
- Ability to reduce consumption
Dentatus follows the “Product Choice Principle”, meaning that when purchasing chemical products and raw materials, the content must be evaluated. Before a new product is purchased and used, it must be approved by the production manager.