Polypropylene (PP) Trial for the Medical Sector and Houseware Product Sector
The objective of this project is to demonstrate the successful incorporation of recycled content for the manufacture of an indoor food waste / compost caddy; a translucent flap, supplied as part of a medical sharps container; and a medical sharps container using alternative processes, such as in-mould labelling, to overcome material limitations with respect to colour, surface finish and visual contamination.
It is hoped that this will provide a stimulus for alternative thinking in product design, which will ultimately drive demand for recycled PP and strengthen the circular economy in Wales and beyond.
All target products are manufactured from a PP material, each with a different specification in terms of physical characteristics and mechanical performance.
Natural-coloured translucent flap, supplied as part of a medical sharps container, manufactured from a PP homopolymer. Click here for progress report update
Sharpsafe and Addis Kitchen Caddy