In response to the current crisis in confidence brought on by revelations of misconduct by a major multinational car manufacturer in reporting emissions levels, Edwards Ltd and its subsidiaries (Edwards), the leading supplier of exhaust management abatement systems to the Semiconductor, Flat Panel Display, Solar and LED industry, reassures its customers that all of its exhaust management abatement system products are designed to meet industry emission standards.
“Environmental responsibility is one of our top priorities at Edwards,” states Paul Rawlings, Vice President Marketing, Semiconductor & DSL Business Unit. “We take great pride in adhering to high standards in our worldwide manufacturing facilities, as well as in all the products that we make.
All of our exhaust management abatement systems have been independently verified in use according to internationally recognised methods and standards, including those set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and other national and international regulatory bodies.”
Paul Rawlings adds, “The recent news and controversy about a German car company apparently deliberately designing its products to evade emissions tests is very surprising and serves as a reminder of the need to always verify testing methodologies when reviewing performance data.
As a global leader in the design and manufacture of exhaust management abatement systems for the electronics industry we want to reassure our customers that all of our abatement products comply with internationally recognised standards and that protecting the environment from harmful gasses is a responsibility we all share – across all industries, and across all borders.”
More information about these standards can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/semiconductor-pfc/documents/dre_protocol.pdf
Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services.
These are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells; are used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications, steel and other metallurgy, pharmaceutical and chemical; and for both scientific instruments and a wide range of R&D applications.
Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.
Further information about Edwards can be found at www.edwardsvacuum.com.