In a collaboration with Electrolux, the company PE Plast manufactured the new plastic components for the prototypes of a vacuum cleaner with 100% recycled plastic. The raw materials from Stena Recycling's recycling of electronic plastics proved to be of a very high quality. As a first, PE Plast was able to produce plastic components from 100% recycled material, maintaining a high and stable quality. Just a few weeks after receiving the circular raw material, PE Plast delivered finished prototype components.
An even and stable quality
Patrik Ekwall, CEO of PE Plast, is pleased with the high quality of the recycled plastic.
– It is important not to have any preconceived notions of it being a recycled material. We are truly overwhelmed by the consistent and stable quality.
– As soon as we mention to industries that we’ve now started to run component manufacturing from recycled materials, they show us a great interest. I believe that within five years, we will go from nothing to about 50% use of recycled plastic in our production. The market is on the move! Patrik concludes.