An innovative solution for handling board processing dust
to recreate extruded recycled PMMA sheets.
As one of the largest sheets manufacturers in the industry, we at Plazit-Poligal, have decided to take the vision of circular economy one step further and to recycle the sawdust generated during the cutting process. It accumulates to hundreds of tons annually, which become quality recycled materials instead of ending up in landfills.
THE FOREFRONT OF RECYCLING
Recycling sawdust is an innovative step, never done before by any other company. In addition to the challenges inherent in separating types of dust originating from different polymers, there are also regulatory challenges and correct documentation of the recycled material’s properties.
These subjects are studied in-depth, and instructions are issued to customers to perform separation at the plant floor, that will result in obtaining higher quality material for recycling.
The sawdust does not contain a single raw material, but is mixed with a small percentage residue of protective films that cover the sheets and safeguards them during the sawing process. The resulting raw material does not have the same excellent optic qualities as virgin PMMA, but has a certain opacity. The mechanical properties are not compromised in any way and are equivalent to those of the virgin raw material.
We are committed to our vision – making a genuine contribution to improving Earth’s ecological situation. Recycling is no longer an X-rated word but a requirement, and the entire plastic industry is rallying to adhere to local and global standards and directives. That’s why we have launched a new product family, made entirely of recycled materials.
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