What it is considered to be the best beverage and food container for years, is now also the best from the ecological point of view. Thanks to Ecoallene, what was once a challenge, is now a certainty.
After years of lots of work to create a process till now non-existent, we created a new specific raw material that can't be compared with other market plastic materials. This is the: EcoAllene™. EcoAllene comes from recycled food and beverage cartons. Industrial production waste together with the separate collection of the councils, that is now operating, are brought into a paper mill which provides for the collection of the cellulose part. The elements of discarted polyethylene and aluminium from this recycled phase, till now destined to the incineration or to be dumped, are going to be sent to our production process plant. Through an innovative patented process this new raw material is created. As the EcoAllene™ is made principally of polyethylene (the most used plastic material in the world), cannot be defined as "recycled polyethylene" because the presence of aluminium involving a distinguishing characteristics. In addition the metal effect of the aluminium gives an uncommon and particular aesthetical aspect.
The starting idea was to be able to recycle the complete layer PoAL of food & beverage cartons, obtained directly from the paper mill after the recovering of the cellulose. Different attempts were made on the market before, to disjoint these two components of PoAL leading to unsatisfactory results due to a low performance (products showed very low remaining characteristics) and cut down the investments necessary for the technology. Consequentially, engrossing into the project development and analysing the obtained researches results, it showed that the market was ready and mature enough to absorb and use big quantities of EcoAllene. The first tests underlined how the paper mill waste could not be used as it was, but it needed an intermediate treatment to discard further cellulose waste and polluting still present in the bulk. At this point, a drying process needed to be added and aggregation to bring back the product to a solid bulk suitable for the extrusion. Not only this last process allows the waste from industrial discharge to become raw material aggregate and inert, but it also makes it transferable without incurring into the common legislation about the industrial discharge, which means that it is transferable also abroad. EcoAllene is the result of the compounding (drawing of recipes) of this bulk in suitable spinnerets, and the adding of additives is the know-how which distinguish the entire project. At this point EcoAllene is ready to go out from the experimental phase. Today talking about ecology turns out to be a fashion trend. As it often happens in these cases, when an interest is so diffused, the level of the discussion and the proposals become in a dangerous way more uncertain. A lot of companies define theirselves "ecological", offering eco-friendly and recycled products often of a doubtful provenience equipped with logos of fantasy to emphasize this sensibility. Not many people are able to provide certifications about their own products and diffusing production "Made in China" increase these uncertainty. The market is not capable to distinguish the true from the untrue. For this reason the EcoAllene™ represents a certainty for the market: there is control of the entire production cycle and the precise derivation of the wastes from which this new material is made of we give our clients the guarantee of reliability.
A particular mention goes to EcoAllene. It comes from food and beverage cartons and is receiving positive feedbacks because of several reasons: