DFI's Eco-Friendly Philosophy
At DFI, our commitment to maintaining a safe and clean environment and the preservation
of natural resources are key elements of our corporate philosophy. DFI constantly
strives to make efficient use of all resources available to us, while maintaining
an eco-friendly, or "green", conscience.
DFI can Reduce Household Chemical Use by up to 50%
The majority of chemical use in the average home happens in the kitchen
and bathroom. Most of these surfaces - those made of glass, porcelain, tile and
granite - can be protected by one of DFI’s Protective Coatings. The reduced maintenance
attribute of our coatings eliminate the need for harsh chemical cleaners that are
routinely used to remove hard water stains and soap scum. So no longer are those
chemicals being washed down our drains and into our streams, lakes and oceans.
DFI maintains a Safe and Clean Environment
One application method of DFI’s Nanotechnology
is based on an environmentally safe vapor deposition process. The chemicals used
in our patented process have been in use for over 55 years (since early 1945) in
the aviation industry, for different applications, and are non-carcinogenic (do
not cause cancer) according to experts. Additionally, the Diamon-Fusion® film created
with our patented process is non-toxic and once applied does not emit any chemical.
Furthermore, the chemicals are not listed in the "Clean Air Act" (1) or the "Clean
Water Act" (2).
We at DFI, with our extreme Eco-friendly philosophy, have implemented the highest
standards in the handling of our chemicals. While it is permissible in virtually
every country to emit certain amount of these chemicals into the environment, DFI's
procedures include full neutralization of any vapor residue prior to being released
into the atmosphere. DFI's process utilizes a very small quantity (typically between
10 ml to 20 ml per cycle, depending on application and production volumes) of vaporized
chemicals, which further minimizes any exposure to the environment. The vapors are
then evacuated through a simple and safe "scrubbing" process which leaves no measurable
residue (ZERO emissions) in the atmosphere and has complied with all international
standards and environmental laws to this date.
OSHA (3) has placed no PELS (permissible exposure limits) for applicators handling
(1) The 1990 Clean Air Act is a federal law covering the entire United States of
America, whereas the individual states (like California or New York) do much of
the work to carry out the Act. For example, a state air pollution agency holds a
hearing on a permit application by a power or chemical plant or fines a company
for violating air pollution limits.
(2) In 1972, the US Congress enacted the first comprehensive national clean water
legislation in response to growing public concern for serious and widespread water
pollution. The Clean Water Act (CWA), formerly known as the Federal Water Pollution
Control Act, intended to " . . .restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and
biological integrity of the Nation's waters" (Section 101). To accomplish that objective,
the act aimed to attain a level of water quality that "provides for the protection
and propagation of fish, shellfish, and wildlife, and provides for recreation in
and on the water" by 1983 and to eliminate the discharge of pollutants into navigable
waters by 1985.The CWA has five main elements: (1) a system of minimum national
effluent standards for each industry, (2) water quality standards, (3) a discharge
permit program that translates these standards into enforceable limits, (4) provisions
for special problems such as toxic chemicals and oil spills, and (5) a revolving
construction loan program (formerly a grant program) for publicly-owned treatment
(3) Occupational Safety & Health Administration, US Department of Labor: OSHA's
mission is to ensure safe and healthful workplaces in the USA.