AT Precision launches in-house recycling scheme

In an effort to become more environmentally conscious, bi-fold hardware supplier AT Precision has introduced a new Recycled Thermal Reinforcement (RTR) system to its production line, thanks to a new in-house recycling scheme at its Durham-based premises.

The new recycling scheme sees AT Precision picking up unused or unwanted PVC-U materials from its customers, and processing these for use in manufacturing its own screw retention profile bars.

Sales director, Michael Hewitt, explains: “We’ve found that many of our customers are left with unused materials following their production processes, so we’ve introduced our new recycling scheme to ensure that nothing goes to waste.

“Our customers are encouraged to contact us when they have unused PVC-U materials to get rid of – we will then collect these and pay them the value of the materials. Once the materials have been collected, we grind and melt them down to produce a screw retention profile bar.

“We have a commitment to playing our part in helping the planet, and we feel the new recycling scheme and RTR system have been very worthwhile investments.

“Our new recycling scheme has not only added an additional 10,000ft2 to our manufacturing facility, but also makes us a more sustainable company, while the RTR system provides benefits to both the environment and our customers, such as improved thermal efficiency, quick installation, and a minimum lifespan of 35 years.”