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Sustainability in Plastics Manufacturing

Welcome to sensXPERT – your go-to for sustainability in plastics manufacturing. Explore how we meet CSR Directive requirements through innovative technologies and data-driven solutions. Discover how we’re shaping the future of plastic production together, making it more environmentally friendly, transparent, and sustainable.

Unlocking success through sustainable plastics manufacturing

The plastics production industry is undergoing rapid evolution, driven by the need for greater sustainability and efficiency. The circularity landscape in plastics production is marked by a mix of challenges and innovations. While mechanical recycling is common, the industry is actively striving to improve recycling rates and enhance the quality of recycled materials.

Sustainable plastics manufacturing, particularly within mold processes, is not merely an ethical choice but a strategic imperative that aligns with environmental stewardship, market demand, and the roadmap to long-term business success. In the dynamic landscape of plastics manufacturing, embracing sustainability, particularly in mold processes, is imperative for several reasons.

Beyond mitigating environmental impact and complying with regulations, sustainable practices align with consumer preferences, bolster brand reputation, and foster innovation. Cost-efficiency, long-term viability, and supply chain resilience further underscore the strategic significance. As a beacon of responsible business, sustainable plastics manufacturing is not just an ethical choice but a pathway to success, attracting engaged employees, global recognition, and ensuring a resilient, innovative, and competitive future.

The Crucial Role of Sustainable Plastics Manufacturing

Environmental Impact

By embracing sustainable practices, manufacturers contribute to reducing the environmental footprint associated with plastics production, curbing pollution, resource depletion, and excessive waste generation.

Regulatory Compliance

The ever-growing emphasis on environmental regulations necessitates adherence to sustainable practices, ensuring compliance with stringent standards and safeguarding against potential legal ramifications.

Consumer Preferences

In the contemporary marketplace, consumers exhibit a strong preference for eco-friendly and sustainable products. Incorporating green practices in plastics manufacturing aligns with consumer expectations, bolstering brand reputation and market competitiveness.

Circular Economy

Sustainable manufacturing principles play a pivotal role in fostering a circular economy, where materials are recycled, reused, or repurposed, contributing to a more efficient and closed-loop production system.

Cost-Efficiency

Sustainable practices often lead to more judicious resource utilization, energy savings, and minimized waste. Over time, this translates into tangible cost savings for manufacturers.

Long-Term Viability

As sustainability evolves into a cornerstone of business practices, companies that integrate eco-friendly measures are better positioned for long-term success, adept at adapting to evolving market expectations.

Innovation and Technology

The pursuit of sustainability often catalyzes innovation in materials, processes, and technologies, fostering continuous improvement and ensuring a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving industry.

Supply Chain Resilience

Sustainable practices contribute to a resilient and responsible supply chain, addressing concerns related to resource scarcity and ensuring stable and ethical sourcing.

Employee Engagement

Embracing sustainability aligns with the values of a modern workforce. Employees are more likely to be engaged and motivated when working for a company that prioritizes ethical and sustainable practices.

Global Reputation

Companies committed to sustainable plastics manufacturing build a positive global reputation, attracting partners, investors, and customers who share similar values

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Our contributions to a more sustainable manufacturing

Our Solution

Tomorrow’s sustainable technology here today

sensXPERT empowers manufacturers to enhance sustainability in their production processes. By leveraging in-mold sensors and advanced data analytics, our solution provides real-time insights into material behavior, allowing manufacturers to optimize cure cycles, reduce scrap, and achieve precise crystallization. This not only improves efficiency but also contributes to resource conservation and waste reduction. SensXPERT's commitment to innovation and sustainability aligns with the evolving landscape of responsible manufacturing, enabling plastics companies to achieve higher standards of environmental and operational excellence.

sensXPERT Digital Mold

Key benefits of our solution

Reduce waste, cost, increase process capability to ensure enough product is available to meet industry need.

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Lower Embedded Energy

Reduce cycle time, scrap, energy needs to produce more parts faster at lower cost and carbon footprint.

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Reduce Costs

Reduce scrap, improve process efficiencies to produce more parts faster at more competitive cost.

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Ensure Reliability

Design closer to engineering limits of materials to reduce mass and cost but ensure products meet structural requirements long-term in demanding environments.

Up to 50% reduction

of the existing rate of scrap produced

Up to 23% increase

in energy savings

Up to 30% reduction

in length of manufacturing cycle times

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Webinar

Is plastics manufacturing sustainable?

Paving the Way Towards Sustainable Part Production: Approach and Case History

Dive into the curing process details, including Tg and degree of cure, in our webinar with Mississippi State University. Explore a comprehensive approach to optimize composite production, addressing energy savings and waste reduction for sustainable processes aligned with ESG goals. Join us to revolutionize your composite part manufacturing.

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Whitepaper

Enabling Sustainability in the Plastics Industry

Enabling Sustainability in the Plastics Industry

The European Green Deal, effective in 2023, compels plastics processors to demonstrate sustainable and cost-effective production aligning with new taxonomy legislation. Amid global environmental concerns, this legislation mandates companies to reduce carbon footprints, fostering a circular economy. Meeting these requirements is crucial for the plastics industry, and investing in technologies like sensXPERT Digital Mold can enhance sustainability, transparency, and facilitate compliance with taxonomy reporting, giving companies a competitive edge.

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Blog posts

Blog | February 8, 2024

Eliminating Defects: Minimize Scrap to Maximize Yield 

Plastics manufacturing thrives on efficiency; each step, from raw material production to final product processing, requires precise control. However, unwanted material loss, commonly referred to as scrap, is a significant challenge that burdens many manufacturers. Defects, inconsistencies, and unforeseen variations can create out-of-spec parts and disrupt production lines, impacting profitability and sustainability.   Beyond the immediate […]

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Blog | January 4, 2024

Green Compliance in Plastics Manufacturing: CSRD in 2024

As of 1 January 2024, plastics manufacturers face requirements of transparency, accountability, and sustainable practices as mandated by the CSRD.   This article will guide you through the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and its implications for the plastics manufacturing industry. We will present the regulations and key provisions of the CSRD and explore how these changes […]

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Blog | December 14, 2023

The Interplay of Economic Efficiency and Energy Savings in Plastics Manufacturing 

The two pursuits of economic efficiency and energy conservation are anchors in the plastics industry’s path towards a more sustainable, cost-effective future. Especially amongst a growing demand for streamlined processes and environmentally conscious production practices, plastics manufacturers find themselves divided by a desire to innovate and to carry out responsible production.   This article investigates […]

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Blog | November 23, 2023

AI and Thermosets: Sustainability in the Plastics Industry

At present, the plastics manufacturing industry faces numerous challenges. One such challenge relates to the changing conditions of production environments and along plastics manufacturing supply chains. Changing conditions, as of late, have been highly attributed to the increasing focus on sustainability and recently introduced legal regulations, such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) which […]

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Blog | September 21, 2023

EU taxonomy: How SMEs in the plastics industry are affected

How does the EU taxonomy impact SMEs in the plastics industry? Read about the financial effects and new technologies for sustainable production.

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Blog | September 7, 2023

Is Plastics Manufacturing Sustainable?

The European Union has outlined its goals for a carbon-neutral society within the next 10 years, yet a major hurdle remains. The production of non-biodegradable materials is growing, and its industries are looking for more ways to tackle the ever-important objective: ‘net-zero’.    Plastics: A Growing Industry The first fully synthesized plastic polymer to pioneer global […]

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