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Sustainability Industrial solutions

Sustainability Industrial solutions

For Inflate Works it's important to give extra input to the sustainability of the society and the environment on top of the minimum requirements by law, already imposed by the government.

Besides certain obvious and easy to reach internal measures (as for example separation of wastes, saving lighting, digital treatment of documents etc.) we focus on the following main points:

  • Reuse/ recycling of PVC coated polyester fabric
  • Development of sustainable products

PVC coated polyester fabric

Often we (and other companies) use PVC coated polyester fabric (PVC fabric) for various products.Think about covering canvas, truck canvas, tents, tensed membranes etc.

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Example of the different layers of a PVC coated polyester fabric

PVC fabric is widely used for several reasons:

  • Relatively low costs;
  • Sustainability (many products that are realized from this product are based on a lifetime superior to 10 years or even permanent);
  • High availability;
  • Numerous colors available;
  • Various surface treatments possible (dirt repulsive, fire resistant etc.);
  • Easy to process and to print on.

Waste material is produced when PVC fabric is used as end product at:

  1. the processing of PVC fabric, e.g. as cut losses.
  2. the end of the product's life cycle.

For both situations, Inflate Works proposes sustainable solutions to deal with these waste materials: the Texyloop recycling process. Inflate Works proposes to recycle both waste materials and redundant products with this process. For more information read the following section.

Texyloop

The Texyloop process is based on the principle of separating the PVC coated polyester fabrics into its basic materials (polyester-fabric and PVC ). In this process the pvc coating is separated from the polyester fabric.

Residual pvc fabric from the production process as well as redundant end product at the end of their life cycle (possibly several years old) are treated by Texyloop. The Texyloop process is based on the Vinyloop PVC recycling proces (www.vinyloop.com).

The following picture presents the Texyloop process.

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The Texyloop process (source: www.texyloop.com)

Inflate Works has joined Texyloop and brings his cutting wastes/ residual materials as well as the end products from PVC fabric returned by the client at the end of their life-cycle.

Waste and products from PVC fabric are separated into the following categories:

  • White PVC fabric (fire retardant)
  • Colored PVC fabric (fire retardant)
  • White and colored fabrics (not fire retardant)

Fore more information see:

www.texyloop.com & www.vinyloop.com

Development of sustainable and environment friendly products

We are committed for a long time to the development of new products and production processes. Various factors determine our choice to develop a given product or to modify a production process. A major criterium is the sustainability of the product and its positive influence on the environment.

Criteria for a sustainable and/or environmentally friendly product:

  1. The product collects waste materials and prevents these to be diffused in the environment.
  2. The product is produced in a sustainable way, the impact on the environment is significantly lower than in the conventional production process.
  3. The use of this product gives a better protection of the environment then existing alternatives.

More information

More information about our flexible solutions? Call us: +852 2545 1877, email: enquiries@inflate-works.com or find us:

Industrial flexible solutions

"Our waste materials and by-products are recycled by Texyloop"