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profine's Taping Up For The Environment

profine GmbH is the first PVCU profile system provider to use polyethylene (PE) packaging tapes and sheets that consist of 80 percent PCR standard (post-consumer recyclate) and have been awarded the ‘Blauer Engel’ (blue angel). This is the German federal government's environmental label.

profine GmbH is the first PVCU profile system provider to use polyethylene (PE) packaging tapes and sheets that consist of 80 percent PCR standard (post-consumer recyclate) and have been awarded the ‘Blauer Engel’ (blue angel). This is the German federal government's environmental label. 

These recycled, environmentally friendly packaging materials were developed together with INFOLIO GmbH. In addition, all polyethylene tape and sheet waste returned by profine customers in Germany and all internal production waste will in future be recycled together with the supplier in a closed cycle and then fed back into the production processes of KÖMMERLING and other branded profiles.

For Dr. Peter Mrosik, owner and CEO of profine GmbH, the switch to ecological packaging material is another important step in the company's holistic sustainability strategy: ‘We have set ourselves the goal of aligning our entire company with a future worth living in. With our products and manufacturing processes we protect the climate and with the use of recyclates, we want to be a role model for intelligent recycling cycles. Our commitment to sustainability doesn't stop with the recycling of the profiles, it goes beyond that. It all works together and ultimately, defines us.’

The special feature of the new PCR packaging materials is that they are not made from single-origin post-industrial recyclate, but from post-consumer recyclate. This is obtained from plastic waste that accumulates in households, as well as partly from plastic residues from the seas, so-called ocean plastic. Together with profine, INFOLIO has succeeded in developing high-quality protective materials from this.

More than twenty different materials are always used when profiles are delivered on pallets or in bundles. This applies, for example, to the sheet between the profile layers, the wrapping tape for the entire profile block and for enclosing the end faces. The material is also used for big bags and the moisture protection of the KÖMMERLING PVC-sheets.

Not only are the materials environmentally friendly, the straps for the fastening of the pallets and bundles, for example, is also made from 100 percent recycled material. For cardboard boxes, profine GmbH has been using recycled material for a considerable time. Dr. Peter Mrosik sums up: ‘The packaging will be just one more component of many in order to consistently convert the supply chains to sustainability. Together with our window manufacturing partners and our suppliers, we want to make the entire value chain sustainable.’

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Huthwaite,
Nottinghamshire
NG17 6AD
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