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Sustainability

APEX ETG’s Sustainability Strategy

Sustainability is at the heart of our business and our purpose in creating lasting value for our clients and society. To this end, it is about integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into our decision making, every day. As a solutions and services provider, our focus is on contributing to better outcomes for our clients, people, partners, suppliers, and the environment. APEX ETG is uniquely placed as a trusted partner to help facilitate sustainable, responsible and efficient operating procedures. By working together, we collectively contribute to a low carbon future.

In the battle against global warming, APEX ETG supports companies in heavy industries reach their carbon neutrality targets by offering sustainable alternatives to wear part replacement and R&D collaboration opportunities to pursue green energy innovations. Refurbishing, reinforcing and repairing wear parts damaged by friction, impact, corrosion with refined hard-facing processes minimising waste, reduces downtime, costs and is a sustainable approach for businesses.

Mining, one of our focus markets, has a crucial role in supporting rising living standards and the transition to a low carbon economy. As an extractive industry, mining faces scrutiny. In response, mining companies are increasingly setting climate change targets, including committing to ‘Net Zero’ emissions by 2050. But to get there will require innovation in a traditionally conservative industry. APEX ETG is actively working with mining equipment OEM’s to research, develop, test and analyse real world innovations in the field. Advanced and sustainable laser cladding hard-facing processes improve onsite extraction efficiencies by reducing weight with streamlined design with less moving parts, reducing consumption of fuel, and increasing excavator heaped capacity.

APEX ETG’s collaborative R&D efforts with OEM’s and service providers is aiding the mining, mineral processing and a range of industries move towards sustainable practices with laser clad hard-facing on excavators, screens, crushing, wear parts and many more applications. We’re excited to be working on new lines of business services that we hope will further support our clients, contribute to the community, and enable a just and fair transition to a cleaner global economy.

According to The United Nations, actions need to be taken to limit global warming to 1.5C “as called for in the Paris Agreement, greenhouse gas emissions must begin falling by 7.6 % each year starting in 2020”. We all need to do our part as individuals, businesses, industries, communities and as a society to make a better future for the world by finding ways to reduce, reuse, repair and recycle. To find out more about you can do as an individual to help achieve this goal, go to https://www.un.org/en/actnow To read more about the UN’s efforts on climate change, go to https://www.un.org/en/climatechange

APEX ETG’s Sustainable Approach to Repair and Maintenance

APEX ETG’s laser cladding offers a sustainable approach to repair and maintenance by minimising waste generation, conserving resources, improving energy efficiency, and extending the lifespan of components. It presents a viable alternative to traditional repair options, contributing to a more sustainable and circular economy.

Circularity & Waste Hierarchy Model

🔧 Through ‘Refurbish, Repair and Remanufacture,’ we’re not just talking about conservation; we’re actively practising it. APEX ETG’s laser cladding services fit into the waste hierarchy model as a powerful solution for the ‘OEM, Repair’ and ‘Remanufacture’ levels. By applying laser cladding, APEX ETG can restore worn components to their original condition or even improve their properties, which extends the life of these parts significantly. This process reduces the need to create new parts, thereby minimising waste, saving energy, and conserving resources—all key aspects of a sustainable, circular economy. Through these services, APEX ETG plays a vital role in the practical implementation of the waste hierarchy, promoting the longevity and sustainability of industrial components.

Material Conservation

Laser cladding involves applying a thin layer of material onto a base component, which helps restore or enhance its functionality. This targeted approach minimises the use of raw materials compared to full component replacement, reducing waste and conserving resources.

Extended Lifespan

By repairing components using laser cladding, their operational lifespan can be significantly extended. This reduces the need for frequent replacements, which not only saves resources but also reduces the environmental impact associated with the production and disposal of new components.

Energy Efficiency

Laser cladding is a highly efficient process that uses focused laser energy to melt and fuse the cladding material onto the base component. Laser cladding typically requires less energy input than traditional repair methods, such as welding or thermal spraying, resulting in lower energy consumption and reduced carbon emissions.

Reduced Waste Generation

Repairing components through laser cladding generates less waste compared to replacement options. Instead of discarding entire components, laser cladding selectively repairs and reinforces damaged areas, minimising the amount of material that would otherwise be sent to landfills or recycling facilities.

Improved Performance and Functionality

Laser cladding can enhance the performance and functionality of components by using specialised cladding materials, such as corrosion-resistant alloys or wear-resistant coatings. This improves the durability of repaired components, reducing the likelihood of future failures and the associated environmental impact.

Cost-effectiveness

Laser cladding can often be a cost-effective repair option compared to component replacement, particularly for high-value or complex parts. By avoiding the need for complete replacements, businesses can save on procurement costs, transportation, and disposal expenses, whilst also reducing the overall environmental footprint.

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