Hollarts and sustainability
Plastic is the ultimate material for circular applications. Many of our customers have consciously switched to plastic as the material for their products. Not only because plastic is easy to recycle, but also because it creates an enormous weight reduction. A lighter product reduces CO2 emissions during both production and transport, without compromising the quality of the product.
Hollarts works closely together with several specialists in the field of recycling, such as Morssinkhof Rymoplast from the nearby town of Lichtenvoorde. Through a system similar to a deposit system, they provide a very clean flow of plastic. This means that no flows from different sources become mixed up. As a result, the material does not or hardly need to be purified or upgraded and can be used again and again, some 8 to 10 times, as a raw material for your product.
Depending on the functionality of your product, plastic may still need to be upgraded. We do this using a technique called 'compounding'. The plastic material is then chopped into pieces, washed and melted. We add additives, to improve UV resistance, for example. This improves the quality of the material and ensures more stable productions. This quality injection also makes the material more recyclable.