“As a Danish family business, we want to actively participate in the green transition in construction. We believe we have a shared responsibility to leave the world in good shape for future generations. Our packaging policy is a concrete example in which we have already done a lot and can continue to invest”, says Anders Bertelsen Toft, director (CCO) of Alfix.
Alfix 1K Sealant is now supplied in beautiful recycled plastic buckets for the environment. The former white virgin plastic has been replaced by recycled material with a light gray color. This color can proudly be seen at the top edge of the bucket. With this, the Alfix 1K Sealant packaging is in line with the company’s previous initiatives in the field of recycled plastic. The buckets for Alfix 2K Sealant, Alfix DuraPuds 800 SR (façade plaster) and Alfix DuraDec 8000 SR (façade paint) were also previously transferred to plastic made from recycled waste.
“Material made of recycled plastics waste are hardly inferior to virgin (or new) plastic” says Remco Meijer, account manager at Dijkstra Plastics. “Not only are there more and more colours available in the recycled material, but also the quality is increasing and becoming more consistent.” Dijkstra Plastics already produced 3 million more buckets from recycled material in 2020. “And the growth is definitely continuing, for the sake of the environment but also the technical developments that push the market towards circularity.” says Remco in conclusion. “But these developments are also necessary for plastic to fulfil the role it can have in the more sustainable future. Together with Alfix and Danish distributor Myhre Trading, we are happy to support these types of green transitions.”
Based on an article in building-supply.dk
Sustainable Alfix packaging
Since the year 2000, Alfix, producer of tile adhesives and more, has been proactively minimizing its impact on the environment for both production and their products. But the packaging in which the products are packed must also be sustainable, according to the company in Kolding.
New: More energy efficient injection moulding machine
Last week we welcomed our new BMB injection moulding machine to our machinery. After assembling and preparing in Italy, everything is now being prepared to reinforce and modernise our current machinery in Haaksbergen.
BRC AA status again awarded to Dijkstra Plastics
Subsequent to our recent audit, which was carried out in line with the BRC Packaging Standard, we have once again been awarded the highest attainable AA status for both our locations, at Almelo and Haaksbergen. We’re extremely proud to announce this news, and are very much looking forward to when circumstances in relation to the coronavirus once again permit us to welcome visitors to our wonderful factories.
Day 5: The future of packaging
We all know a dramatic shift must take place in the world due to the climate issue. In 30 years’ time we will no longer be using crude oil as the basis for plastic packaging. Remy is telling us more about the future of packaging industries.
Day 4: Endless possibilities In Mould Labelling Technology
Today Joram is telling us more about In-Mould Labeling Technology (IML). What does IML stand for, how is it made and what are the solutions within IML?
Day 3: Technology for a 100% recycled packaging
Dijkstra Plastics has a very innovative solution for sustainable packaging in non-food industries. Buckets made of 100% recycled plastic waste! Very interesting for companies who want to lower their footprint and be part of a sustainable mission.
Day 2:How customization works
Marcel is Area Sales Manager at Dijkstra Plastics and shares how customization works within our company. The collaboration with our customer is key within this process.
Day 1: At Dijkstra Plastics
Lisa grew up with Dijkstra Plastics and will tell us more about the beginning of the company, the culture, and how it has grown through the years. She will kick off this event. Let’s see what she has to say.
Local circular economy
Veolia Polymers, Dijkstra Plastics and Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf tail the circular economy a little closer with she paint bucket of 100% recycled plastic. With this paint bucket they show that circularity works: as long as you give it a chance and keep working on it together.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC)introduced this certification programme in 1998. The programme focuses on food safety and quality within an organisation. A company is tested on more than 300 aspects to check to what extent it meets the standard that is set. A rating indicates to what degree a company complies with the GSFI-recognised standard of the BRC.
Aspects such as traceability, cleanliness, operational control, training and management of suppliers are included, which together form the basis of the BRC. Thanks to the name that the BRC has built up, it has been a reputable name in the world of certification programmes for years and we are proud to be able to show our results within this programme.
The FSSC 22000 Standard has been created through Stichting Certificatie Voedselveiligheid (SCV). As a food-oriented version of the ISO 22000 Standard, this certification programme has been set up as a global guideline in food safety and quality within various industries. This standard is aimed at the entire production chain and as such, it is ideally suited for international harmonisation, partly thanks to the recognition by the GFSI. In addition to its connection with ISO 22000, the FSSC 22000 has many comparisons with the HACCP criteria, making it an attractive variant with the best of both worlds from these programmes. Thanks to the internationally accepted nature of the FSSC and the chain-wide approach within this certification programme, we recognise a strong food safety management system in this standard.