Grown only in the tropics, oil palm trees produce high-quality oil used in food products, detergents, cosmetics and even biofuels. In developing countries, palm oil is used primarily for cooking. While it is less frequent in the US, this type of oil is present in more than half of all packaged products Americans consume.
On March 23, 2018, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), a group of 550 scientists under the aegis of the UN, published an alarming report. We are now an endangered species and our planet is in critical condition. Biodiversity, the basis of our food, water and air supply, is seriously threatened. At this rate, we will experience our own extinction.
Most of you know OPTEL as a serialization system supplier for the pharmaceutical industry. This, of course, remains a major part of our business, but did you know that OPTEL’s technology and expertise go well beyond packaging lines?
In fact, over the past two years, you may have noticed that we have been expanding our offering as well as our mission. The goal behind this new direction is to ensure longevity and evolution: ours, yours, and the planet’s.