Torrey Hills and HENGLI® Named as Finalist in the 2014 Golden Bridge Awards for Their NASA Endorsed Conveyor Belt Drying Furnace


Joyce Zhang
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(SAN DIEGO, CA, July 22, 2014)   - Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC (THT) and HENGLI® Eletek, Co. Ltd   were jointly named as a finalist for the 6th annual 2014 Golden Bridge Awards under the New Products and Services from all over the world category for their innovative model AST1003-0304N drying furnace. NASA, one of the earliest customers to take advantage of this pioneering furnace technology, endorsed THT/Hengli's entry into the Awards.


Concerned about the negative impacts of modern manufacturing on the environment, the HENGLI®/THT team invented a new volatile organic compound (VOC) removal / thermal oxidizing system for their model AST belt furnace. Connected to the furnace exhaust, this ground-breaking VOC removal system eliminates VOC emissions to outside air. Widely used in electronics manufacturing as solvents that are dried on a belt furnace and exhausted into the air, VOCs are one of the top causes for smog. The electronics manufacturing process contributes a significant portion of VOCs to air pollution, yet no other furnace manufacturers have approached this issue. By designing and implementing a coil-type thermo oxidizer in the exhaust stack, THT and Hengli are the first to achieve a green solution that allows VOCs to be oxidized into CO2 before being released into the ambient air.

"Our invention is a classic story of 'Necessity is the mother of invention'," said Ken Kuang, President and CEO of THT. ¡° The 2013 Eastern China smog was a severe air pollution episode that affected East China and caused airports, highways, and schools to close. By eliminating VOCs so that they cannot be exhausted into the air, we can begin to reduce smog. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Hengli to design this much-needed invention, and to have NASA as the first customer to vouch for this technology.¡±

Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC ( , ) is a leader in developing and delivering quality yet affordable equipment and supplies for multiple industries. Since its establishment, the company has expanded its business from microelectronics packaging components to large-scale furnace equipment for semiconductor packaging, circuit board assembly, advanced materials processing and solar cell manufacturing. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the company now has customers located around the world in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program recognizes and honors the world¡¯s best in organizational performance, products and services, innovations, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, case studies and successful deployments, public relations and marketing campaigns, product management, websites, blogs, white-papers, videos, advertisements, creativity, partner programs, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at .