The MSA Group, leader in specialty plastics and recycling solutions joins the International Green Energy Council to provide products, best practices and cutting-edge technology alternatives that improve local environment preservation. “ It is of paramount importance for MSA to actively participate with organizations that promote clean alternative energy and renewable resources. Our main objective is to create a viable business model while sharing innovative solutions for sustainable development of our society.” – About the MSA Group – Recycling, Plastics and Logistics MSA’s Recycling division offers integrated solutions in different segments through strategic alliances with leading recycling equipment manufacturers such as Harris TM, Genesis TM and Granutech TM. Their specialized recycling solutions include ferrous and non-ferrous shredders, balers, smaller shredders and granulators, stationary shears, mobile shears as well as turn-key solutions. MSA’s Plastic division provides specialized resins supplied by their partners and market leaders that include DuPont TM, Exxon Mobil TM and Eastman TM, focusing on automotive, safety, electronics, construction, tooling, special packaging, among others industries. In addition to the above, the MSA Group has a dedicated logistics division working with customers to provide value added solutions to their shipping needs. MSA´s experience is based on years transporting large volumes of specialized resins, as well as oversized equipment with market knowledge, customer service and quality, competitiveness and punctuality. The MSA Group supports their efforts through three regional offices: Metal Americas ( MSA Brazil) in São Paulo; MSA ICS based in the Mexico / USA, and MSA LATAM located in Colombia, providing service to all other Latin American countries as well as the English speaking Caribbean. Sustainable Initiatives Currently, MSA Metal Americas ( MSA Brazil) is in the process of developing a multi-million dollar BETA plant that showcases cutting edge innovation regarding the most effective ways of recycling used tires, with an expected monthly production of over 1,800 tons of asphalt quality crumb rubber. The end product is to be supplied to the oil industry for the manufacturing of specialty asphalts, as well as other initiatives that add value to products, such as railway sleepers. This pilot project will mark the beginning of new plants that can be replicated in several regions, including pending projects in the Panama Canal, the United States-Mexico border and the Caribbean, transferring technology applied to sustainable innovations in a cost-effective manner. “ By implementing our innovative projects in Brazil through our centers of excellence, showcasing unique technologies, the MSA Group will soon become a best-practice reference for the recycling industry in Latin America. “ – Celso Linguanotto, Metal Americas General Manager “ Since the International Green Energy Council instituted its recycling initiative in early 2008 we have been working with public schools, colleges and universities, local, state, federal and international governments as well as the professional sports community to instill in them the benefits of recycling both for the environment as well as the positive economics of recycling ” said Secretary General of the International Green Energy Council, Ralph Avallone. “Our collaboration with MSA Group will allow us now to prove that these recycling systems can be applied to create new economic development and new jobs while substantially reusing mans waste “, continued Avallone. About The International Green Energy Council The IGEC is an international advocacy association comprised of individuals and companies that promote sustainable and renewable energy production, sustainable design practices, and education for being better stewards of the environment. The Council works internationally to facilitate green business opportunities. The IGEC is comprised of renewable energy companies, developers, lending institutions, manufacturers, investors, engineers and many others involved throughout the green community. If your company is interested in becoming a partner in this collaboration please contact the International Green Energy Council at [email protected] For More information about the International Green Energy Council go to www.greenenergycouncil.com Become a member today! 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