Plastic Injection Moulding to lower your Carbon Footprint

Tex Plastic understand 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.

6th January 2020

Removing miles, reducing energy and recycling more

Tex Plastics reviewed the environmental impact of its operations and created it’s 3 Pillars of Eco Efficiency Policy. This was a policy outlining how we could reduce our impact on the environment through reduced energy consumption; using recycled materials and recycling waste; and culture, making everyone in the business environmentally aware. However, we’ve taken it one step further by reviewing how we can possibly help each of our customers reduce their carbon footprint. This means if they choose us as their provider we operate a simple 3 Point ‘A,B,C’ checklist.

The green mapping of products

Moulding any part the most environmentally friendly way possible. However, Tex Plastics believe we can help further reduce the environmental impact of injection moulding, here’s how:

a) What else could be moulded?

The lightweight nature of plastics means many manufacturers are choosing polymers as an alternative to metal for their products, including vehicles and aircraft, as the shift in weight has a direct positive effect on fuel and energy savings. So when we speak with a new customer, we want to understand how the plastic component functions within the context of their product and manufacturing supply chain.

b) Can we use recycled plastics?

Using recycled plastics in the injection moulding process is not only environmentally responsible, but it also can reduce the OEM’s material expenses. Any brand that is using recycled plastic in its industrial process can benefit from the public’s perception that the business is working to protect the environment. Ultimately, making use of recycled plastic in plastic moulding and other industrial processes is a beneficial decision at every level.

c) Can we reduce the miles?

With many complex products there is often an equally complicated supply chain. Does the plastic part need painting, decals, sub assembly or some other added value service? Tex Plastics have helped many customers reduce their carbon footprint through Transport optimisation – removing unnecessary transportation because we provide these services in-house.

Plastic – a material used by everyone, every day

We often hear about the many negative aspects of plastic, from the pollution, to the worries about the non-biodegradable nature of the material. Plastic is also used in ways helping to save and produce energy, through building materials and processes such as insulation and double glazing windows.

Find out how we can help you drive waste out of your plastics injection moulded parts and associated supply chain