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Texyloop PVC recycling

CSR Commitment High Point

HIGH POINT believes that it’s necessary and obvious that everyone integrates the principle of “sustainable devlopment” at the heart of their operating strategy.

In addition to the obvious internal measures (such as sorting, saving energy, digital processing of documents, etc...) we attach particular importance to the following:

  • Reuse/recycling PVC coated polyester fabric
  • Reusing/recycling ETFE film
  • Development of responsible products

 

Recycling/ Reuse/ Up’cycling

For PVC composite materials, HIGH POINT offers sustainable Texyloop solutions for scrap and end-of-life materials, as does our partner Buitink Technology, with whom we have been working for many years.

Texyloop pathway

The texyloop process consists of separating PVC-coated polyester fabrics from other materials (polyester and PVC fabrics). In this process the polyester fabric is separated from its PVC coating.

Texyloop bases on the vinyloop PVC recycling process (www.vinyloop.com).

The following diagram shows the different steps of the Texyloop process (source: www.texyloop.com)

 

Waste and PVC products are classified according to the following categories:

PVC white canvas (flame retardant)

PVC colored canvas (flame retardant)

White and colored canvas (non-flame retardant)

 

ETFE film

ETFE Film (Ethylene Tetra Fluoro Ethylene) that we use in the field of construction is a homogeneous and not composite material made from a mineral fluorite so reusable to infinity as glass.

ETFE film

We also use ETFE film (Ethylene Tetra Fluor Ethylene). ETFE is used primarily on the facade or roof. Since ETFE is a homogeneous material made from the mineral material "Fluorite" (and not a composite material of the PVC type), the texyloop process is not necessary, the product is simply reduced to pieces and re-extruded for make new ETFE sheets.

The environmentally friendly production methods of ETFE granules are presented by producer Dyneon. Dyneon is involved in the eco-design of ETFE, including the removal of PFOA (ammonium perfluoroctanat).

We are currently testing the mechanical properties of the first ETFE sheet produced by this technique (load capacity, printing, etc.).

The producer confirms the conservation of ETFE properties (fire behavior, transparency).

 

Eco-design and responsible products

We have always been committed to the development of new products and manufacturing processes. Different factors determine our choice of developing a product, or modifying a production process. The main factor taken into account is the durability of the product and its impact on the environment.

 

We consider a product as responsible when it meets the following criteria:

  1. The product is made from waste materials which prevents their diffusion into the environment.
  2. The environmental impacts of production remain lower than existing processes or competing products.
  3. The use of the product promotes the protection of the environment.

In recent years, we have developed this products taking these criteria into account.

If you can take Buitink's examples again

More information

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