Environmental impact and responsible sustainability were behind Marshall Tufflex’s decision to increase the content of recycled plastic into its existing portfolio of cable management products.
The categories for which we have been shortlisted are:
The project for which we have been shortlisted saw Intelicare, Bausano and Marshall Tuffelx (MT) work together to fulfil MT’s requirement to incorporate more recycled PVC into its range of products whilst achieving consistent performance.
MT is the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of cable management solutions for commercial, industrial, healthcare, education, and domestic markets. For 80 years, they have been pioneering plastic extrusion in the UK and leading the way in areas of product research, development, and innovation, especially when it comes to using recycled material.
David Cull, Engineering Manager at Marshall Tufflex stated, “We chose to work with Intelicare & Bausano because they really understood our need to produce a high quality, consistent recycled material to ensure the high quality of our cable management products were maintained and we have been very pleased with the results”.
To accommodate MT’s requirements, Bausano specified from its range of twin-screw extruders, which are equipped with the worldwide patented multi-drive system. The multi-drive system is a transmission system using 4 motors instead of one. This system evenly distributes the torsional effort and enables more power to be delivered to the screws with an overall reduction in energy consumption.
The system met the project objectives, by not only offering better performance and energy savings, but also reducing the risk of failure by relieving excessive stress on the mechanical parts. The system also guarantees greater durability than traditional systems, all designed to help the customer keep downtime to a minimum.
As Bausano has a dedicated in-house laboratory, they were able to develop a screw design based on Marshall Tufflex’s material, which is derived from recycled uPVC window frames. Bausano tested this material and used the findings to tailor the design and manufacture of the screws, optimising the production process. The benefits of this customisation include reduced waste and improved efficiency because the screw geometry is based on the customer’s specific material.
You can find out more about the nominated project here ? Marshall Tufflex Chooses Bausano and Intelicare
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Bausano and Marshall Tuffelx for their equal hard work and dedication to this project, and to the panel at the Plastic Industry Awards for shortlisting us in these categories. Good luck to all 2022 awards nominees!