Recycling and Sustainability

Recycling and Sustainability

 

RECYCLABLE WITH X2F

 

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INNOVATION  +  ENVIRONMENT 

Recycling Tough Materials + Mixed Plastics

X2F technology provides the ability to mold materials considered extremely challenging or even impossible using other traditional methods of molding. Our process for recycling thermoplastics can include mixed plastics with different melting points. It fundamentally changes the conversation around what is considered a ‘contaminated’ feedstock. What is considered ‘contaminated’ for others may just mold fine in an X2F machine.

The X2F molding process is gentle on materials. Since we do not rely on shear for material melt, there is significantly less degradation to the material being molded. That means, you can put material through the recycling process numerous times without loss of physical properties of the finished part.

The possibilities open up even wider when considering the ability to mold mixed plastics with different melting points. Add solid-fills to the mix, and an X2F machine can recycle a lot of material that is currently destined for landfill.

Closed Loop Recycling

X2F machines are ideal to introduce into a closed-loop recycling system. The small form factor of the machine allow it to be placed right at the source of feedstock.

Re-grind or waste trimmings out of an industrial manufacturing process are great candidates when recycling thermoplastics for molding. Perhaps that makes additional parts, or are upcycled into new part that can then be made again at the end of its life. Either way, you close the loop. Clean, predictable feedstocks are ideal.

While much attention is paid to recycling post-consumer use plastic, we like to think about highly engineered plastics too. No need to let that 30% glass filled nylon regrind go to waste. It should be recycled too!

Closed Loop Recycling.

X2F machines are ideal to introduce into a closed-loop recycling system. The small form factor of the machine allow it to be placed right at the source of feedstock.

Re-grind or waste trimmings out of an industrial manufacturing process are great candidates when recycling thermoplastics for molding. Perhaps that makes additional parts, or are upcycled into new part that can then be made again at the end of its life. Either way, you close the loop. Clean, predictable feedstocks are ideal.

While much attention is paid to recycling post-consumer use plastic, we like to think about highly engineered plastics too. No need to let that 30% glass filled nylon regrind go to waste. It should be recycled too!

In Pursuit of Sustainability

In Pursuit of Sustainability

X2F machines offer a path to sustainability that we are excited to explore. Our work toward closed loop recycling systems is a part of that, but alternative materials is another.

It is early days in the world of compostable plastics, or plastic alternatives. That said, we are optimistic that we may further the cause. We are looking for partners who will help us do so. X2F technology is gentle on materials, including organic compounds that have compelling properties that would likely be too degraded to stand up to an  injection molding process.

Have a promising sustainable material you’d like to mold?

 

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Contact us to use X2F for your next bold idea.