In an effort to become more environmentally conscious, AT Precision has introduced a new Recycled Thermal Reinforcement (RTR) system to its production line, thanks to a new in-house recycling scheme at its Durham-based premises.
The new recycling scheme sees AT Precision picking up unused or unwanted uPVC materials from its customers, and processing these for use in manufacturing its own screw retention profile bars.
Sales Director Michael Hewitt explains: “We’ve found that many of our customers are left with unused materials following their production processes, so we’ve introduced our new recycling scheme to ensure that nothing goes to waste.
“Our customers are encouraged to contact us when they have unused uPVC materials to get rid of – we will then collect these and pay them the value of the materials. Once the materials have been collected, we grind and melt them down to produce a screw retention profile bar.
“With the climate crisis dominating headlines, making efforts to become more sustainable has been a priority for many in the fenestration sector. At AT Precision, we have a commitment to playing our part in helping the planet, and we feel the new recycling scheme and RTR system have been very worthwhile investments.
“Our new recycling scheme has not only added an additional 10,000 square feet to our manufacturing facility, but also makes us a more sustainable company, while the RTR system provides benefits to both the environment and our customers, such as improved thermal efficiency, quick installation, and a minimum lifespan of 35 years.
“AT Precision has a reputation for providing high-quality, affordable hardware solutions across the country – now, with a new commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, we can not only be the reliable supplier that our customers can rely on, but a sustainable company that prioritises our planet.”