At Lenzing Plastics we are fully aware of our responsibility and take sustainable measures in our field:
Economical use of raw materials and resources and also the avoidance of waste products or its full reintegration into the raw material cycle are of utmost importance to us. For example, we re-granulate the waste in the film extrusion inline and lead it back into the process.
We are continually working on the improvement of our energy efficiency and also on the environmental compatibility of our products and processes: For example our regenerative post-combustion units lead to a significant reduction of our gas consumption.
We act environmentally friendly, economically and socially minded. As, from our point of view, only the simultaneous implementation of all these three aspects guarantee sustainable development.
Our modern world today would be unimaginable without plastics. Plastic has unique characteristics: These predominantly influence a variety of products in daily life or protect these products in the form of packaging.
-Plastics are therefore a natural material which is industrially processed.
-the major part of these fossil resources are used in transport (45%) and in generating electrical power
and heating (42%).
-in certain applications, for example, in insulating and heat-proofing materials, plastics save, in the course
of its service life, up to 140 times the amount of energy required to produce it.
-For example, glass melts at 1000°C which makes it an “energy guzzler”.
-Glass also weighs more and takes up more volume which results in a higher fuel consumption in
transport. The same applies to aluminium, wood etc.
Plastics are recyclable and reusable. This makes plastics economically efficient.
Europe has a functioning disposal- and recycling system. The consumer takes an active part in the recycling- and disposal loop.
-In German-speaking areas, for example, more than 80% of plastics are recycled.
Most of today’s consumers are not aware of the fact that many plastic products of daily life are made out of recycled material.
The plastics industry in Europe provides 2.2 million jobs. In this way at Lenzing Plastics, based in Austria, we contribute toward the economic- and social wealth.
-We set high requirements for working conditions and safety standards and act responsibly.