It is important to point out this operation does not come from nowhere. In fact, Marshall-Tufflex (MT) has used recycled plastics in its market-leading solutions for over 20 years. Besides the high quality of the material they use is one of the reasons the company leads the industry.
Due to investing in advanced technology, the manufacturer has been able to push the recycled content in all its manufactured PVC-U products to 80%*.
All together, MT produces more than 16 million metres of PVC-U cable management annually in their manufacturing plant in Hastings, East Sussex. They have worked closely with recycling partners from the window fabrication industry to secure high grade recycled plastic (manufacturing off-cuts are re-chipped for recycling).
Because it is window grade, the raw material is stronger and more robust than virgin extrusion grade PVC-U cable management material.
Mr Hetherington continued: “We have worked closely with our recycling partners over the past few years to produce a sustainable, recycled material ideal for manufacturing cable management products. Consequently, our focus has been on quality and testing to maximise the recycled content which also improves the quality of our products. It’s a programme that has worked extremely well and so we are very proud to now be using such high levels of recycled material.”
*Latest annual statistics for May 2017 to April 2018