Need a sustainable partner for plastic injection moulding?
23 October 2023
How can you identify a sustainable partner for plastic injection moulding? Can plastic injection moulding even be eco-friendly?
Working collaboratively to achieve sustainability objectives
Identifying a sustainable plastic injection moulding partner is essential across all sectors, as meeting your green objectives is now more important than ever. Green power and carbon offsets to making greener products, it’s something everyone is searching for – especially when working with plastic injection moulded parts. At TEX Plastics it starts by understanding your specific sustainability objectives to ensure we know what’s important and why. Then providing suggestions on how we can possibly go further through the Design For Manufacture (DFM) process.
When aiding customers in material selection, our primary emphasis lies in verifying that the chosen materials align with customer requirements and safety criteria. Additionally, we take meticulous account of the ecological implications throughout production, usage, and the potential recyclability of the product upon its lifecycle culmination.
“Every business has a responsibility to lessen or neutralise their environmental impact - whatever we mould for our customers, we seek out to minimise the carbon footprint.”
Justin Davis Managing Director of TEX Plastics
Recycling oil to ensure everything we’ve used gets reused, sold, or disposed of responsibly.
To select a plastic injection moulding partner with a sustainable manufacturing approach aligned with your product requirements, means asking the following questions:
- What machinery is used? Is it the latest energy efficient equipment?
- Is a closed-loop process employed with recycled plastics? Look for practices that recycle waste or old plastic items into new components.
- Do they measure environmental metrics? Enquire about their reporting of carbon emissions, waste, and energy consumption to government bodies or environmental organisations.
- Are energy efficiencies integrated? Assess whether energy-saving practices extend to their entire operations, encompassing offices and distribution sites, not solely factories.
- What eco-friendly innovations are being adopted? Evaluate their incorporation of novel technologies, polymer variants, and customised solutions.
- How do they manage waste reduction? Determine their commitment to minimising waste across the business, whether targeting Zero Waste to Landfill or participating in sector-wide initiatives.
- Do they adhere to legislative standards? Ensure compliance with stringent government regulations applicable to businesses.
- Are they engaged in the circular economy? Seek indications of material reuse and recycling until their maximum potential.
- Are ambitious environmental objectives in place? Authentic sustainability should be a holistic business objective for substantial impact.
Once you gather responses to these queries and ascertain their capability to deliver requisite quality products, you can confidently select the ideal injection moulding manufacturer.
Old redundant tooling is recycled
TEX Plastics is committed to reducing your plastic parts environmental footprint and we’ve significantly reduced the carbon footprint per plastic injection moulded component produced year on year.