Furniture Made with PolyAl Obtained from the Recycling of Beverage Cartons
Presentation :Alliance Carton Nature helps the young company Urban'Ext in the development and commercialization of a range of environmentally friendly furniture 100% made from a single material, the PolyAl, obtained by the recycling of beverage cartons. PolyAl is a mix of polyethylene and aluminum, obtained by separation, in paper mill recycler, of the three components of beverage cartons: carton (75%), polyethylene (21%) and aluminum (4%). Recyclers incorporate beverage cartons in a big water tank (« pulper »). They separate the wood fibers (pulp), used to produce new paper products (tissues, toilet paper, packages…) and the mix of polyethylene and aluminum, recovered by flotation. PolyAl is then agglomerated and extruded/granulated by a French SME, Tredib, to create bands and profiles which are manufactured in a carpentry company, Urban’Ext.
Through its particular characteristics (resistant, flexible, impermeable), PolyAl allows to produce environmentally friendly furniture, rot resistant, shockproof with very long life outdoors without special maintenance.
To find new outlets for this material, ACN partnered with the designer Fabrice Peltier to develop a new range of furniture, commercialized since March 2016 by Urban’Ext. This furniture is intended for outdoor use (street furniture, convivial areas for companies, selling in garden centres...).
Innovation presented by: ALLIANCE CARTON NATURE
1st presentation : in the world
Introduced on : March 2016
Sectors concerned : Recycling, Recovery, Exploiting materials
Main applications : Administration - Local authorities, Mass distribution - Retail
Contact for Technical Information : Manuel Chevreuil, directeur Urban'Ext - Tel.: +33 05 49 84 97 75 ou +33 06 74 17 88 80 - Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Contact : Carole Fonta, directrice d'Alliance Carton Nature - Tel.: +33 01 49 70 43 52 ou 06 82 07 48 99 - Mail: email@example.com