Our approach to the environment and sustainability
Reutilisation of residue and scraps
Plastics are our passion. And we see our role as one of informing people about the advantages and possibilities of the material. These include its potential for reuse and sustainability – a boon for you, Induflex and the world around us.
Therefore, we sort our residues and scraps to make sure that any reusable materials are reused to the greatest possible extent.
Reutilisation of acrylic residue
In 2019 together with Netværk for Bæredygtig Erhvervsudvikling NordDanmark, the University of Aalborg, our local business bureau, Business Rebild, and one of our suppliers, Vink Plast, we started a circular project in recycling of acrylic.
The goal is to return our acrylic leftovers to the manufacturer of the acrylic, MADREPERLA, who can use it in the production of new acrylic sheets.
Read more about the project here (Danish).
Guidance about sustainable design
Some of the products we supply have a relatively short lifetime. Therefore, we aim to help you design them sustainably. As an example, a product can be designed so it can be altered instead of replaced. It can also be designed, so it is easy to deconstruct and be recycled or in materials that are recyclable.
From time to time we organize seminars for customers and business partners focusing on sustainable design and use of plastics.
By distributing our knowledge about what plastics is, choosing the right type of plastics to elongate the lifetime of the product, recyclable plastics, and potential pit falls concerning the materials, we aim to educate the designers and product developers of the future in sustainable use of plastics.
Environmental advantages by converting to plastics
Often overlooked there is a green aspect in converting machine parts from e.g. metal or wood to plastics. Nevertheless, there will often be advantages connected to a swap. If you are curious about whether plastics might make a difference in your company, we are happy to advise you.
We offer to make your product in a range of reused materials such as 100 % reused acrylic under the brand name GreenCast®.
The development of new, recyclable materials is ongoing, and you are always more than welcome to get in touch with us if you have a special request.
Energy optimisation of our buildings and production plant
Since 2017 we have been working on an extensive energy optimisation and -efficiency of our buildings and production plant. The goal is that our buildings and day-to-day-running works optimally – without unnecessary waste of energy.
In areas where energy efficiency is concerned, it is very much about replacing the equipment and appliances that are no longer contemporary - whereas the areas where energy optimisation is concerned, it is more about intelligent management of the technical installations and the replaced equipment.
Energy optimisation includes replacing all lighting for LED light with sensors. In addition, installation of radiant heat panels for the purpose of recycling our process heat.
Chemicals in the production are always disposed of according to the supplier's instructions and data sheets - as well as applicable laws and regulations.
Any odour and production vapor from the various processes is carried away through an integrated filtering process. This process involves dilution via a 20-meter-high chimney.
In addition, we are implementing new packaging to ensure that all wrapping is FSC-certified.
We believe the best results for our customers are achieved when we feel save, educated and comfortable at work.
By motivation, training and involving our employees in our quality- and work environment we work together to ensure a healthy and save working environment for everyone. Through this we can prevent damages and illness.
Do you have a question regarding work environment and production, use or reuse of plastics or other materials, you are always welcome to contact us.