Cooley Group Earns ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Standard
Cooley Group, a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance, sustainable engineered membranes, proudly announced it
has earned ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Standard Certification from TUV SUD America, an internationally accredited firm for management system
standards. The certification is the most widely accepted international standard for environmental management systems (EMS). The successful award
of the ISO 14001:2004 certification further solidifies Cooley’s commitment to develop sustainable products, reduce and recycle waste, and efficiently
use its energy resources. Cooley is now among an elite group of companies that hold dual ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, offering
its customers solutions manufactured to the highest quality and environmental standards.
“Cooley continues to take a leadership role in initiating policies and practices that ensure the Company conducts business as a global, corporate
environmental citizen by complying with internationally recognized and accepted sustainability practices,” said David Pettey, Cooley Group Chief
Cooley also has implemented various sustainability initiatives; among them, Cooley’s G.R.E.E.N. program, developed to help the Company’s
employees meaningfully engage with and positively influence its environmental and sustainability goals and objectives. The acronym represents the
program’s key tenets: Global stewardship, Reduce and Reuse resources, Environmental compliance, Eliminate waste, and No pollution. Its key
objectives are to develop sustainable products; create zero landfill waste by recycling internal and external waste streams; and reduce water, gas,
and electricity consumption rates.
The ISO certification comes as a result of the Company’s history of applying sustainability principles in its manufacturing processes. At the end of last year,
for example, Cooley had used almost 25 million pounds of recycled material (that would have otherwise ended up in landfills) to manufacture new products.
It also reduced its gas energy consumption by 75% and its material waste generation during production by more than 70%.
“We are very proud of our team for achieving dual ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications,” said Cooley Group President and Chief Executive
Officer, Dan Dwight. “Cooley solutions have always been known for their high levels of quality and proven performance. We are excited to now be
recognized as offering the highest level of sustainability to our existing and prospective customers, while adhering to stringent environmental practices
that support the local facilities and related communities in which we operate.”
Cooley Group Introduces Sustainable Banner and Signage Media
Cooley Group, a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of banner and signage substrates and other high-performance fabric solutions,
today announced it will develop, manufacture, and distribute globally its 100-percent recyclable, non-PVC banner solutions utilizing ColorPRO
Technology for use with HP Latex and UV Inks. Solutions with the ColorPRO designation perform to a strict set of specifications to meet
industry-leading performance standards.
Cooley’s award-winning, recyclable products will be optimized to provide customers with higher quality and enhanced print performance equal to
vinyl products but with a lower environmental impact than traditional PVC materials.
“This relationship allows us to offer customers worldwide high-quality print media solutions with a substantially lower environmental impact,” said
Bryan Rose, vice president and general manager of Commercial Graphics, Cooley Group. “Driven by the desire to develop the next generation of
sustainable print media solutions, this collaboration positions our collective innovations to deliver banner and signage printing solutions that
keep the environment in mind without compromising performance.”
Initial products will include an HDPE-reinforced banner and Tyvek (up to 126 inches wide) with an expected availability of late Summer 2013.
ColorPRO products will be available globally from Cooley Group’s Commercial Graphics division. For more information about the ColorPRO
Program go to ColorPROtechnology.com, and/or visit the HP booths (#4357 and #5951/5952) at the ISA International Sign Expo 2013 on
April 4-6 in Las Vegas.
Cooley Group, a global developer and manufacturer of high-performance, sustainable engineered membranes, proudly announced it has completed
certification as an ISO 9001:2008-compliant organization. The certification is an International Quality Standard developed by the International
Organization for Standardization (ISO), a worldwide federation of national standards bodies representing over 120 countries.
“Our company has an 85-year history of proven performance, and we are now pleased to provide our customers with an added standard of quality,” said
Cooley Group President and CEO, Dan Dwight. “ISO Certification is further proof of Cooley’s commitment to the highest manufacturing standards as we
The ISO 9001:2008 standard provides a true and tested systematic framework for managing a company's manufacturing processes. It identifies the steps
that result in consistent performance and operational efficiency. The most important goal of ISO certification is continuous improvement through the use
of internal and external audits and process documentation.
Cooley Group announces the development of an eco-friendly thin film solar powered billboard system (patent
pending). In its first application, the Cooley Group has partnered with Ricoh Americas Corporation, Takara
Media, Lamar Advertising and Xunlight Corporation, to install this flexible, lightweight solar powered billboard
system. The Ricoh Times Square Billboard is over 6,000 square feet and is constructed from Cooley's
Enviroflex® printable billboard substrate, which is integrated with thin film photovoltaic panels making this
billboard the first 100% solar powered billboard in Times Square.
P. Robert Siener, Jr., Chairman of the Cooley Group said, "We appreciate the support from Takeshi Watarai
of Takara Media and Ben Martish of Lamar Advertising and appreciate Ricoh Americas commitment to be the
first user of our new thin film solar billboard system."
The Cooley system integrates thin film photovoltaic panels with Cooley’s proprietary flexible membrane technology,
creating a solar powered, electricity-producing system. Jeff Flath, President of the Cooley Group said, “We
believe that the opportunities for this system are virtually endless. As the evolution of TFPV (i.e. thin film
photovoltaic) technology advances, the integration with our flexible composites will make our products more
affordable to a larger percentage of applications. We have been working on thin film photovoltaic integration
for the last several years and are now introducing systems for commercial roofing, outdoor advertising, and military
"Bryan Rose, VP of Cooley's Commercial Graphics business says, "These lightweight systems could be installed
on some portion of the 450,000 billboards currently in the United States. Each of these billboards would generate
clean renewable energy to either power the billboard lighting system or would be sold back to local utility
companies through net metering or feed in tariffs programs."
Dr. Xunming Deng, President and CEO of Xunlight said, "Xunlight is very excited about Cooley choosing
Xunlight's flexible, lightweight, environmentally friendly thin film photovoltaic product. We are looking forward to
working with Cooley on this, and many other projects."