K&L Microwave is a leading manufacturer of RF and microwave filters used in commercial wireless communications and defense electronics systems. Recognized by the EPA for being the first company in Maryland to join the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) program, K&L Microwave has a history of environmental leadership.
Because K&L Microwave has dedicated considerable resources to environmental responsibility for a number of years, the company is well poised to realize significant innovations. For example, K&L Microwave is taking steps to completely eliminate lead from all of its commercial application products, going well beyond European Union RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) requirements. K&L Microwave is also proud to have carried an ISO 14001 certification for environmental management systems since 2003.
K&L Microwave is devoted to programs that maximize the environmental sustainability of its operations and manufacturing. The company actively engages in a metals recycling program, has completely eliminated plating wastewater discharge, and has installed energy efficient equipment to reduce electric power consumption. The company’s sustainability efforts have:
- Yielded an approximately 20% increase in metals recycling year-over-year for 2007
- Reduced plating wastewater discharge by 100%
- Reduced electrical usage by an average of more than 6% annually over the past two years while increasing production output approximately 2.8% year-over-year for 2007
K&L Microwave’s numerous environmental advancements strongly position the company for preferred vendor status with customers throughout the world.