Team 3 is tackling the digitalization of powder formulas in the lab. When weighing out the raw materials for our powder coatings, our lab staff currently uses formulas printed out on paper. The printouts are only used for a short time and are then shredded. The team plans to reduce the use of paper in the lab by equipping its staff and/or the lab itself with laptops or tablets that will provide digital access to the formulas.

Beyond the resulting paper savings, this will also help to increase efficiency by eliminating certain work steps. Other advantages include increased data security. The team also believes that the digital formulas could potentially be rolled out to other departments subsequently.