2023-09-12 10:00 Uhr
Exolon Group: New addition to the sustainable multiwall and solid sheet range
Munich/Tielt/Nera Montoro 12. September 2023. The Exolon Group is reinforcing its commitment to the circular economy with the addition of rECO and rECOplus to its ECORANGE multiwall and solid sheet assortment.
Under the name ECORANGE, the company is launching new products that make use of recycled materials.
Exolon Group’s ECORANGE is an assortment of products that ensures greater sustainability through a reduced ecological footprint. It currently consists of 12 Exolon®, Vivak® and Axpet® products in four product ranges.
Keeping the entire value chain in view
Plastics from the material cycle – pre- and post-consumer waste – are recycled to create the sheet material used in rECO and rECOplus.
They supplement the previous sustainable ECO sheet types with at least 40% ground material from own production and increase the renewable raw material content in ECOplus to up to 89%. For ECOplus polycarbonate products, we have adopted the mass-balance approach, with renewable raw materials being used at the beginning of the production chain as a replacement for fossil raw materials, thereby reducing the overall CO2 footprint.
rECO and rECOplus
The rECO solid sheets are a circular product made from between 50% and almost 100% pre-consumer waste. This waste is generated after the sheets have left the factory, but before they are used in their final application, e.g. when cutting the final product. This not only reduces waste during the further processing of the sheets, but ensures full use of this precious plastic resource.
The Exolon Group uses recycled material from post-consumer waste for its rECOplus polyester sheets. The sheets contain 25% polyester from products that have reached the end of their life and have been reprocessed into new granules.
ISCC PLUS certified
The Exolon Group is certified according to ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification). Through this, the company ensures the entire supply chain has been checked and guarantees the complete traceability of all recycled materials used back to the source.
The sheets in the ECORANGE assortment are in no way inferior to standard products in terms of their mechanical and visual quality. This is because we use selected recycled materials of the highest quality. This preserves the typical properties of the material.
"Closing the Loop" project
The Exolon Group is committed to finding solutions for the environment, the circular economy and sustainability. Part of these efforts include ensuring a secure supply of high-quality recycled materials to maintain high product quality. As part of the “Closing the Loop” project, together with recycling specialist Pekutherm Kunststoff GmbH, the company is encouraging its customers to recycle pre- and post-consumer materials to a high quality standard. The Exolon Group establishes ties between the customer and the recycler, which turns used plastics into raw materials for new sheets.
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About Exolon Group:
Exolon Group is a leading supplier of plastic sheets for a wide range of applications in the areas of building & construction, industry, visual communication, LED lighting and medical technology. The medium-sized group of companies boasts more than 40 years of expertise in the extrusion of thermoplastic sheets made of polycarbonate and polyester. The solid and multiwall sheets are sold to customers worldwide under the well-known brand names Exolon®, Axpet®, Vivak®, Inspria® and Exoblend®.
The material is always manufactured according to high quality standards at production facilities in Belgium and Italy.
The consistently high product quality and spirit of innovation are reflected in the performance promise: “Going Beyond”. Professional service expertise and strong customer focus make the Exolon Group a reliable partner for industry and commerce worldwide.
Exolon Group is part of the Serafin group of companies based in Munich.
Exolon Group is a part of Serafin Group, whose philosophy is based on more than 150 years of entrepreneurial tradition of its shareholding family. Serafin invests into companies with the aim to foster their long term development in accordance with all stakeholders.
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