Manufacturing operations generate some plastic waste. Companies often collect this waste and try to use it by putting a small percentage of waste in with the virgin plastic. The problem is that the rate of generating scrap exceeds the ability to reuse it. Other companies simply write it off, and it is a wasted opportunity.
Plastic scrap is a huge environmental and economic problem. We decided to do something about it and here we are.
Omachron has developed a process to take 100% pre- or post-consumer plastic and transform it into finished goods with excellent material properties and aesthetics. The process is so effective that the output can even take the form of the product originally recycled. This is truly hard core recycling. It contrasts with conventional, plastic-recycling processes that require a large proportion of virgin material mixed with the recycled material.
We have tested the tensile strength of our PVC regrind and it has 99.3% of the strength of the original virgin material molded using our injection molding processes. Other testing of different shapes has the recycled parts do better than the original because of the low stress in the Omachron molded parts.