Wharington is pleased to announce that Recopol mouldings have received the Green Tag certification from the global environmental label Ecospecifier. Ecospecifier has given the Recopol recycled Plastic mouldings a Gold Plus rating, achieving Certification of Level A for the Green Building Council of Australia Green Star calculator. For furniture designers and manufacturers using a Recopol shell for your internal framing of your furniture is an excellent starting point for the production of sustainable certified furniture.
Wharington have developed a smarter, safer and cleaner way to frame upholstered furniture. For eco-efficient and cleaner manufacturing, Recopol recycled engineering grade plastic shells replace timber framing, reduce labour production times, lower the volume of materials required and minimise the use of glues and waste generated during production. At end of life the Recopol shells can be sent back to Wharington or the furniture manufacturer for re-upholstery or recycling.
Wharington manufactures a range of stock Recopol shells and custom shells can be produced to specification, with in-house engineering production facilities, tooling costs are kept low.
Wharington specialise in moulding large shaped shells without expensive tooling costs. For increased efficiency, upholstery features such as grooves, flanges, voids, rebates and metal fixtures can be moulded into the shells.
Recopol can be used to mould a range of furniture frames including:
- Chair seats, backs and arms
- Webbing frames
- Single piece chair shells
- Tabletops and table bases
- Stools and stool seats
- Lounge and Tub chair shells
- Sofa ends and segments
Recopol is redeeming a valuable resource, recycling engineered grade post-consumer plastics from the automotive, electronic, appliance waste streams and plastics from the pre-consumer industrial waste streams.
Engineering grade plastics take hundreds of years to break down in landfill, by using Recopol shells these plastics can be used again in practical and durable products.
Studies by the Centre for Design at RMIT University showed that Recopol was produced and processed with 50% less greenhouse gas emissions and 80% less energy than a virgin ABS plastic product.
Manufacturing advantages of using Recopol shells include:
Wharington welcomes discussions with furniture designers and manufacturers, Recopol shells are able to be shipped to all States and Territories of Australia and are available for export.
- Producing furniture with Recopol enables safer and cleaner workplaces with reduced timber waste generated and glues used during production.
- Recopol has excellent staple holding and is able to be routed, drilled and holes can be cut from the shells.
- Recopol shells are durable and lightweight and resistant to insects, moisture and moulds. These shells are ideal for tropical environments.
- Recopol shells can be re-used endless times, reworked with timber hand and power tools for new furniture styles.
To obtain a copy of 'Recopol Designers Manual', please fill out a request form at Contact Us and we will be pleased to email it to you.