Call for Greener to Mean Leaner

By Trelleborg, PRNE
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MALMESBURY, England, March 9, 2011 - 8 out of 10 port owners, consultants and contractors claim to be faced by
some pressure to use sustainable or 'green' materials when specifying port

The findings of the independent survey, revealed by Trelleborg Marine
Systems in its freely available Barometer Report, highlight the growing
pressure on major transport hubs to lower carbon emissions throughout the
supply chain.

The Report indicates that consultants acting on behalf of ports,
terminals and harbours face the biggest demands with 86% admitting to some,
significant or constant pressure to prioritise green solutions.

Richard Hepworth, Managing Director of Trelleborg Marine Systems, says:

"The green lobby in the guise of legislators, carbon conscious clients
and suppliers of new sustainable materials are a growing force. But the
flip-side of the coin is the upfront cost premium, sometimes attached to
these products, can be difficult to justify at a time when budgets are also
under pressure.

"As the global economic recovery advances, specifiers will focus their
attention towards longer term environmental aspirations, but suppliers must
continue to demonstrate that greener means leaner. Only then will sustainable
materials and equipment become the norm rather than a perceived extra."

Trelleborg's Barometer Report, which details a wide range of findings
from the industry survey, is available now as a free download from:

About Trelleborg Marine Systems and Trelleborg Group

Trelleborg Marine Systems specialises in products and solutions for the
safe berthing and mooring of ships within ports and harbours, on terminals
and in waterways around the world. The company encompasses brands including
Fentek, Seaward, Trellex and Harbour Marine.

Trelleborg is a global industrial group whose leading positions are based
on advanced polymer technology and in-depth applications know-how. Trelleborg
develops high-performance solutions that seal, damp and protect in demanding
industrial environments. The Trelleborg Group had annual sales during 2010 of
approximately SEK 27 billion, with about 20,000 employees in over 40
countries. The Group comprises four business areas: Trelleborg Engineered
Systems, Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg
Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stockholm Stock
Exchange since 1964 and is listed on the OMX Nordic List, Large Cap.

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