TECHNONICOL Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of building materials and systems, has launched a program for the processing of polymers – used drainage, cornice and facade systems made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the company said.
The pilot project will be implemented in Ryazan at the company’s plant for the production of plastic drainage systems. Products with irreversible changes that have arisen during chemical processes will become granules for everyday products – products for recreation, garden, cleaning, decor. Materials that have not undergone irreversible degradation of the polymer will be crushed and returned to production.
“Polyvinyl chloride is used to make many things that are widely used in everyday life, technology and construction: from children’s toys and artificial leather clothes to window profiles and siding. Nevertheless, polymeric materials cause a lot of negativity due to the large amount of debris that accumulates after However, the problem lies not in polymers, but in improper disposal, – comments Andrey Sinyakov, head of the TECHNONICOL-Plastics project. – Correct sorting of plastics allows us to minimize our own technological losses, ensuring waste-free production of products based on rigid PVC.
This raw material is crushed and used in the technological process. Now we are launching a program for the collection of PVC systems that have served their time. Based on personal experience, we know that polymers can be recycled many times, while polymer products do not turn into waste, but can act as a filler in the preparation of PVC compositions with desired consumer properties.
Thus, we give the plastics a second life: we restore the old layer by adding additives (additives) to the recipe, and we get quality products on its basis. By doing this, we are fulfilling a responsible mission: helping to preserve the environment and resources. ”
The launch of the project has reached its final stage, the company enters into agreements with partners who have equipment for the production of pellets, and also obtains a license for the collection and recycling of plastics.
Annually “Plant for the production of polymer drainage systems” in Ryazan returns to production more than 250 tons of technological losses. The enterprise, being a waste-free production with the ability to provide consumers with high-quality products, sets itself plans to increase PVC processing.
Earlier it was reported that TECHNONICOL has confirmed the fire-fighting properties of the products. Tests carried out at the Research Institute of Safety and Emergencies of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Belarus have confirmed that the roofing system TN-ROOF Smart PIR has a fire hazard class KO (15) and a fire resistance limit of RE 15. TECHNONICOL products are used in 116 countries of the world. Each state has its own building codes, which building materials must comply with.
According to Market Report’s DataScope survey, last month external supplies of PVC-S to Russia decreased to 2.3 thousand tons against 4.2 thousand tons. The devaluation of the ruble against the dollar and high prices of tar on foreign markets forced Russian companies to seriously reduce their imports. In January – October of this year, the total import volume amounted to 38.5 thousand tons against 45.9 thousand tons a year earlier, the main decrease in external supplies fell on resin from China and the United States. PVC supplies from these countries decreased by almost a third during the period under review.
Manufacturing company TECHNONICOL has 53 production sites in 6 countries of the world (Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Italy, Great Britain, Germany), 22 representative offices in 18 countries of the world, 19 Training centers, 6 Scientific centers. The company’s products are supplied to 116 countries. TECHNONICOL headquarters are located in Russia, Poland, Italy, China and India. The revenue of the TECHNONICOL Production Complex in 2019 amounted to 103.7 billion rubles.