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Sustainability

Polyfuze Fusion Labeling Technology provides the ultimate sustainable solution for labeling polyolefin providing environmental, social and economic benefits while protecting public health and environment over their whole life cycle, from the extraction of raw materials until the final recyclable disposal.

How Polyfuze Affects Total Cost

Production scrap can be a serious problem for manufacturers. Delays in production can be costly and put significant pressures on the company and individuals.

It can trigger extra costs, as materials and secondary labor can be one of the most expensive aspects of manufacturing. Plus, it can even result in more time being spent on your latest project. 

So, controlling and even reducing any production scrap can have a positive impact on the overall cost and time management of your product development.

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How Polyfuze Affects Scrap Reduction

Of most concern to organizations are “How to solve my problems” and what are the Economic benefits. 

 Fusion Technology answers both by Eliminating Over Manufacturing, reducing Direct Material Cost, Zero Scrap, Zero Hidden Factory Cost and improves Entire life cycle process (indirect/direct) labor Savings.

Zero Scrap/Zero Hidden Factory means improved material flows, increased efficiency, Zero scrap management for processes/materials and No more secondary production cost/labor. 

Zero Waste involves waste prevention as opposed to end-of-pipe waste management; results are a net financial increase to bottom line. 

One of the easiest ways to minimize scrap is to optimize your manufacturing process.

Polyfuze Drives Optimization.

Polyfuze Produces Zero Waste.

Polyfuze is 100% recyclable at end of life and Increases profits.

How Polyfuze Affects Recycling

“To be profitable, recycling processors must make a product that when sold creates profit that supports the rest of the manufacturing chain” says Dave Cornell, technical consultant to the Association of Plastic Recyclers.1
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Not only is high density polyethylene (HDPE) the most widely used plastic in the world today, it’s also one of the most environmentally sustainable & recycled plastics in the world along with other polyolefins within that thermoplastic family.

Recycling HDPE for secondary use into other products is a relatively simple and cost-effective process. Roughly 25-100% of HDPE has been recycled into products we use today.

Recyclers want to have clean recyclate. Grade A bales get the best price and are most sought after by buyers of recycleable HDPE especially if it will be used again in durable goods.

5% of Grade A bales are composed of incompatible labels such as hot stamp foils, screen printed inks, pressure sensitive adhesive labels, heat transfer labels and IML’s that cannot be recycled, a problem for the recycling industry! Those labels must either be physically removed, which is labor intensive, costly and time consuming or, they are left in the recyclate as contaminate. Labels that are removed become waste that must be managed and discarded into landfills.

Unlike incompatible labels, only Polyfuze Fusion Labels are 100% compatible with all polyolefin thermoplastics. And because they are made from 100% compatible polyolefin, any polyolefin product that’s reached its end of life and is placed into the recycle system yields 100% clean recyclate! Nothing to remove, nothing to throw away in a landfill, zero waste.

Not only can Polyfuze help improve impact on the environment, it reduces the amount of unnecessary waste through the entire recycling and cost analysis stream.

1 https://www.plasticstoday.com/recycling/unraveling-economics-plastics-recycling/55070110258784