Kaysersberg Plastics, European manufacturer of plastic sheets and a part of DS Smith Plastics, has recently started a major recycling initiative, inviting customers to return used Correx twinwall plastic materials, which can then be reprocessed into a range of new product applications for the packaging and construction markets. Correx is a light, rigid and cost-effective material, particularly suitable for printing and display applications, including outdoor signs. As a part of this initiative, the company has now installed new machinery at its factory in Gloucester, England that is capable of reprocessing up to 50 tons of polypropylene per week. The company is therefore offering to take back both Correx and any other brand of twinwall polypropylene and also ‘solid’ extruded polypropylene sheet.
All returned materials need to be reasonably clean and dry and in a minimum quantity of four pallets. Kaysersberg will collect the material free of charge, utilising empty delivery lorry space on return journeys to the factory. One of the applications for the reprocessed material is plywood replacement for protective shuttering for reinforced concrete foundation beams due to its light weight, safety and permanent waterproofing characteristics. In addition, since the majority of plywood is now manufactured and shipped from the Far East, the choice of European-sourced polypropylene provides an important environmental benefit through reduced carbon footprint as well as valuable transportation cost savings.