Temax ecological footprint – recycling – supply chain

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TEMAX recycling ecological footprint thermal blankets

This page offers you an overview of our GREEN philosophy and interest in our ecological footprint.

From RAW material to RAW material

This movie shows the manufacturing and recycling of Temax insulation materials and thermal blankets.

1. RAW materials
2. Manufacturing thermal blankets
3. Usage of the thermal blankets
4. Dismantling of the thermal blankets
5. Recycling the used foils
6. RAW materials

1. Solar power energy at our manufacturing facility

In our different production plants we use green energy. To create this, we have invested in the placement of solar panels on the roof of our production plant so the sun is providing us the required energy to produce our products meaning that we do not use any electricity from the net. In fact, we have placed so many solar panels that we are producing more electrical energy than is needed for the actual production resulting in a transfer to the general electrical network

2. (0%) waste production on the Temax production

All the Temax sub-materials such as the special designed insulation foils are produced in the Krautz-Temax production plant. During the production of the Temax material we have implemented a (0%) waste management. To create this we have invested in several waste processing machines that directly recycle the rest-productions of the materials during the making of the Temax insulation material. This results in a (100%) usage of the basic material components

3. (100%) recycling of rejected Temax materials by our quality control

At the Temax insulation production we maintain a special quality management and controlling. This also means that it can happen that some productions are rejected by our quality control and cannot be used for commercial applications. When this appears the produced material is (100%) recycled in our production plant by our recycling machines to create new basic material components to start over the production of new Temax insulation material.

4. Very easy recycling of Temax insulation material

The Temax insulation material is build-up by two mayor components being:
- Polyethylene foils
- Polyester foils with metalized coating

Important for the recycling process is that all the layers, that are combined to create the Temax insulation material, are not laminated to each other. This means that the Temax insulation material consist out of loose layers which are kept together with special techniques. Seeing the layers are loose and not laminated, the Temax insulation material is easy to recycle seeing the different foils can easily be separated from each other meaning that each different material can be directed separately to the required material recycling flow. Next, the Temax insulation foils are air based. This means that the insulation material can be pressed to a small package reducing the transport volume to the recycling plant. Seeing the usage volume is much higher than the waste volume, the waste management has a significant lower impact on the ecological footprint.

TEMAX recycling Polyethylene

TEMAX recycling of polystyrene
Re-use of used RAW materials

Temax recycling code low density Polyethylene
Temax recycling code
Low Density Polyethylene

Temax recycling code metalized polyester foil
Temax recycling code
Metalized Polyester Foils

5. TEMAX Supply chain - Indirect re-use = NO waste

Due to the very easy recycling of the Temax insulation material, a unique supply chain can be created where the used finished products (insulation material) is re-formatted to raw materials which can be re-produced to Temax insulation material. This means that one raw material component is used multiple times, yet in a unique re-production supply chain formula. This unique environmental formula is offered by Temax.

TEMAX Indirect Re-use formula
= Raw material > product > raw material > product > etc ...

  • Continuous re-use of used raw material
  • Very low impact on the ecological footprint
  • NO waste = Multiple use formula in a single use application
  • NO risks = Each reproduction = Temax quality control
  • NO contamination risks in the re-use formula
  • NO temperature risks in the re-use formula
  • NO complex stock management in the re-use formula
  • NO complex track-trace management required
  • Etc...

TEMAX supply chain Ecological footprint recycling

See our published BOOK
T.R.M. Temperature Risk Management

6. We pick-up your used TEMAX material on location

In point (1) we have mentioned the recycling machines which we have implemented in our production process. This implementation offers us the possibility to offer our customers a recycling opportunity. Together with the customers we can organize a recycling management system which means that our customers can return us the used insulation materials after usage so we can recycle the material to be used again to produce new basic materials. We can implement a used material flow with your locations.

The Temax insulation material is air-based and can be full-pressed with force to decrease the shipment volume and safe on return-flow transport costs.

7. BIO Polyethylene as raw material

The company Krautz-Temax has started a global study on the development and manufacturing of unique BIO polyethylene for the production of Temax thermal bubble foils.
This study will be open for publication soon.

8. Temax transport system with 120m³ trailers = 20% CO2 saving

In order to reduce CO2 production during the transport of the voluminous Temax insulation materials, Krautz-Temax has invested in six special maximal load transport trucks and trailers in which the standard transport volume of 85m³ (standard semi trailer in Europe) is increased to 120m³.

This means that each five transports, one transport is eliminated saving 20% on standard CO2 production and road traffic.

Nitatrans TEMAX trucks

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