High performance - LOWCO2T™
Exclusive to Cromwell Polythene, the LOWCO2
T™ range employs the very latest technology
to produce lighter weight materials without any loss of performance – all at lower cost.
The range is the culmination of a lengthy programme of laboratory and field tests, which use the
latest manufacturing technology, recycled blends and modern polymers. By reducing the weight of the bags,
substantial savings in CO2
and other emissions can be made throughout the supply chain and the products’
lifecycle - from production to consumer and eventual landfill.
Among the many benefits of LOWCO2
T™ products are less material used in the manufacturing process,
thereby maximising raw material resources and minimising power consumption; fewer vehicle journeys
during distribution; typically, up to 40 per cent less weight and volume to landfill,
compared to conventional bags; and a reduction in CO2
and other particulate emissions throughout the supply chain.
Cromwell has been among the leading protagonists of 'closed loop' recycling, having used recovered
waste packaging in the production of its own recycled black refuse sacks for many years.
During this time we have pioneered the need for increased performance from polymers at lower
gauges to reduce the amount of plastic used.
T™ initiative brings all that development
work together, enabling us to engineer a range of products that incorporate a higher percentage of
recycled film and provide a robust challenge to sacks made from conventional virgin polythene.
For every tonne of plastic that is recycled, there is a 1.5 tonne saving in CO2
In addition to recycling and waste management applications, the LOWCO2
T ™ banner has been applied to
the company’s range of disposable aprons, gloves, laundry bags and other products for the cleaning and
janitorial, healthcare and frameworks markets.