Current discussion about plastic packaging waste
Plastics as civilization waste
We would like to take the current discussion about plastic packaging and its waste as an opportunity to comment on this global problem. We ourselves process approx. 50,000 square metres of PET plastic film per year to produce high-quality display protection. Despite optimisation of cutting contours and efficient computer-assisted ecologically and economically sensible use of material, a small amount of waste cannot be avoided. However, these remnants are collected by us sorted and fed into the regional plastic recycling system.
Responsibility for our environment and the world around us
Thus Neoxum GmbH fully fulfils its responsibility to participate in active environmental protection. Our high-quality display protection also contributes effectively and demonstrably to significantly increasing the service life of electronic devices. With the help of the high-quality Neoxum Display Film or the even more robust OnScreen ® Hybrid Glasses screens and displays of electronic devices are effectively protected against mechanical damage. Without exception, all our customers, including many well-known brands and companies, are convinced of our display protection. A well known name in the logistics industry equips its data acquisition devices worldwide with Neoxum display protection and thus achieves a more than 200% increased service life of the devices, simply because the touch display is no longer the weak point of the device. Main reason for repairs and temporary failures are now electronic type. Display damage or errors due to scratched touchscreens are a thing of the past.
"This aspect", says Andreas Hundt, Managing Director of Neoxum GmbH, "is intensified many times over when our customers switch over to a much more durable product, the OnScreen ® Hybrid Glassa composite of multi-coated plastic and glass. This material has an extremely high Surface hardness with 7H according to ISO 15184 and is thus extremely sturdy and significantly increases the service life of the individual devices, especially their displays."
Extremely effective surface protection or scratch protection
Our customers also use Neoxum display protection as protection for high-quality surfaces, as these protect much better against damage than thin surface protection films or transport protection films. A typical transport protection film has a thickness of approx. 30-75 µm and is usually made of simple polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE). With a thickness of 0.13 mm (Neoxum display films) or 0.22 mm (Neoxum OnScreen ® hybrid glass), our professional surface protection is much stronger and therefore provides much better protection against mechanical damage to scratch-sensitive surfaces. Another important aspect is the use of exclusively high-quality materials such as PET (Neoxum Display Film) and a PET glass laminate (Neoxum OnScreen ® Hybrid Glass), which offer incomparably higher penetration protection against mechanical stress than simple protective films. Expensive products are protected from damage by the use of meaningful and high-quality surface protection. This makes a lasting contribution to avoiding waste. The number of defective products during production, storage and delivery decreases significantly.
OnScreen ® hybrid glass protects against sharp-edged objects
OnScreen ® Hybrid Glass
Very high temperature resistance
Extremely stable and robust high-performance material
OnScreen ® hybrid glass is extremely flexible, does not splinter and is extremely hard (7H)
OnScreen ® hybrid glass is also available as anti-reflective
OnScreen ® hybrid glass is extremely robust and stable, flexible and yet glass-hard.
Recycling of recyclable materials
Paper and cardboard
As a manufacturer, we also ship the manufactured display protection products to our customers worldwide. As shipping packaging, we mainly use the packaging that we receive from our suppliers in the delivery. The use of new unused cardboard boxes is thus significantly reduced. Of course, when using cardboard boxes that have already been used, care is taken to ensure that they are in a condition for dispatch and that the goods arrive undamaged at the recipient inside the boxes. If this quantity of shipping packaging is not sufficient, we purchase recycled packaging material from regional suppliers (within a radius of a maximum of 100 km). Here, too, the pure paper waste is recycled in the blue paper bin and has been reduced just as significantly over the past few years. By means of a very progressive digitalization in the enterprise, as we find, the paper consumption is enormously reduced. We do not print a single customer order or email. In principle, we only print the delivery note and package sticker. Thanks to our understanding customers we can send our invoices almost 100% digital as a PDF document. Many thanks at this point!
Neoxum naturally assumes responsibility in this area as well.
"We are currently working with 7 employees in the company. These 7 employees only produce one 25 litre bag of residual waste in 2 weeks," says Pamela Boje, sales representative at Neoxum. She further explains, "Even though I have only been with the company for about half a year, I consciously and convincingly support the idea of environmental protection, both privately and professionally.
Unfortunately, it is unavoidable to pursue a 100% no-waste strategy in everyday professional life. But the results achieved are quite impressive.
The statement of the environmental representative and owner of Neoxum GmbH, Dr. Alexander Darga, reads: "It is a matter close to my heart personally and also to the employees of the company to carry on the environmental idea. Our planet today has a very high human burden to bear and if we do not pay attention and act decisively in all areas fast enough, we will leave our children a legacy that we all never wish for. Our children are determined to make the use of finite resources significantly better than any previous generation. With the "Fridays for Future" Demonstrations our young generation is literally crying out for a radical rethink. Everyone can contribute!"
From the Minister of the Environment Svenja Schulze was presented with the 5-point plan at the end of 2018.. 2 of the 5 points alone have been implemented by Neoxum GmbH since its foundation in 2009 and have been incorporated into the Corporate policy of the company integrated.
- We recycle all recyclable materials: paper, cardboard, wood, plastics, metals, plastics (unmixed)
- Customers have already confirmed an increase of up to 200% in the service life of terminal equipment.
- Resource-saving use of energy through LED technology for lighting, use of virtualisation technology to reduce energy consumption