Sustainability is an important asset of our Corporate Policy.
Since 1990, the Alimac philosophy has aimed to reduce the environmental impact.
The Alimac carry handle is manufactured and applied in environmentally sustainable conditions; it reduces the volumes of packaging and plastics released into the environment, aggregates parcels reducing transport costs and discourages consumers from using common plastic bags.
Alimac makes its own contribution to the environmental footprint in the whole cycle of production-application-usage of the final product:
C. Final product
A. MANUFACTURING PROCESS
Alimac produces in environmentally sustainable conditions. It reduces the impact on the environment in two ways during manufacturing cycle:
1. Recycling of raw materials and wasteDuring the production of the tape carry handle, Alimac makes an initial reprocessing. Alimac gives great importance to material recycling, reducing non-recyclable waste as much as possible.
2. Energy consumption One of the keys to making a production process greener is by reducing energy consumption. Alimac has a real-time control system of energy consumption for all the production lines, thus optimizing consumption. In Alimac all processes producing emissions have been reduced to a minimum. Those left are monitored daily in order to stay below any danger threshold. Alimac is able to produce all the documentation supporting this.
B. APPLICATION ON PACKAGE
Once the carry tape handle has been produced, it is applied to packaging. In this phase, the footprint impact is low due to:
1. Mactec Handle Applicators
• High-performance machines minimizing energy consumption.
• Space-saving - they can be installed in any production line, from SMEs to large organizations.
2. Storage During the application phase, Alimac tape carry handle storage spaces are optimized, especially in comparison with other handling systems, such as rigid plastic ones.
C. FINAL PRODUCT
As a result of this great attention, Alimac is able to obtain a final product with a positive environmental impact:
1. Alimac tape carry handle is recyclableAlimac creates a recyclable and eco-friendly product. The tape carry handle is made of polypropylene, that is recyclable and can be re-processed. Our tape carry handle is easily included in the recycling chain, safeguarding the entire ecosystem.
2. Low plastic volumeUse of the Alimac carry handle allows a reduction in packaging, with obvious lower release of plastics into the environment. The Alimac tape carry handle weighs less than other plastic handling systems and takes up less volume. We can replace different kinds of handling systems that are heavier, such as bottle neck handles, heavy shrink film, plastic bags, and other systems, with a 1-gram tape carry handle.
D. USAGE OF THE FINAL PRODUCT
1. No plastic bags for ConsumersThe world economy likes the plastic bags less and less, and the aim is to limit their use to reduce the pollution of the planet and CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The Alimac tape carry handle allows a wide range of products to be carried without using plastic bags. The more consumers use tape carry handles for shopping, the more the demand for plastic bags decreases.
2. Reduction of returns of damaged packaging In stores, damage to product packaging can make the product useless. Consumers do not buy product with damaged packaging. Managing returns have a negative impact on the carbon footprint. The Alimac tape carry handle makes packaging easier to handle. It can reduce packaging damage during logistics operations such as transport and shelf filling; in addition, it reduces touching by consumers as they read product information to collate products.