Repurposing steel scrap into new products
If you think that the scrap yard is adequately regulated, think again. Figures from the Bureau of International Recycling show that EU overseas shipments climbed by 4% in 2020 and remains the world’s leading steel scrap exporter of 22.627 million in tonnes. Scrap recycling is essentially a logistics business, and tonnes of scrap metal are being shipped away every year. Moving waste requires lasting efforts, not to mention a significant cost. Is it worth the price? No. That’s why we’ve decided to offer some clarity on what’s happening at every stage of the supply chain. We arrange for steel waste to be recycled locally.
Nomique leads the way towards waste-free manufacturing. In the series “Sustainable Solutions by Nomique”, you can clearly see how we innovate, discover our views and beliefs, and, most importantly, convince you that we act sustainably.
Instead of using hazardous materials, we seek eco-friendly alternatives. Also, we adhere to good manufacturing practices, support local suppliers, and come up with solutions to effectively manage business waste. We keep waste out of the landfills.
Watch this video if you’re curious to know what we do with our steel waste.
Steel is a sturdy material, and it’s easy to work with in most applications. A flat steel bar can be bent into shape without much difficulty. As a result, we frequently use steel for specific projects, such as making desk frames or chairs.
Steel comes in handy when it comes to building, for instance, guide systems and ensuring the proper technical functioning.
Modern CNC laser machines and clever coding are needed to make optimal use of steel tubing and sheet metal. We’ve succeeded in improving the material efficiency of our operations to an outstanding level.
Materials and waste left over from the production process are collected and compressed into bales.
Shortly afterwards, the bales are transported to a nearby factory that produces metal castings. Here the residual waste is turned into products of exceptional quality. The entire process is fully automated.
The metal blocks are melted, and the liquid is poured into a cavity that has been moulded as specified by the pattern of the desired shape. When the metal solidifies, the result is a casting.
It might surprise you to learn that the base of the chair from our Plastic Whale by Vepa collection is made of our own waste material.
All the products in this collection have the same strengths and consistency all the way through, and on top of that they’re beautifully designed. They fascinatingly combine usefulness and aesthetics. We keep our products and materials in use for a longer time. Nomique strives to become a zero waste company and help save the planet.
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