Business & Investment

Plastics and chemicals case studies

Polymer, rubber and chemical manufacturers can potentially save up to $500,000 per year by reducing process wastage and better managing their wastes.

Global Roto-moulding Pty

Learn how Global Roto-moulding Pty instigated small, but significant continuous improvement projects to address material waste from product defects and mobilised staff with advanced training that included the 5S workplace organisation method.

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Mackay Industries - materials efficiency

Specialist rubber and bonded metal/rubber composite products manufacturer Mackay Industries has embraced LEAN thinking and was looking for ways to further improve the efficiency of their processes.

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Welvic factory

Welvic Australia - materials and energy efficiency

Welvic Australia, producer and supplier of vinyl-based and PVC compounds, undertook a resource assessment followed by process and capital improvements to increase materials & energy efficiencies, reduce costs to be more competitive in the global market.

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Hybrid Electronics - materials efficiency

Because Hybrid Electronics uses very high value materials such as gold, titanium and specialty inks becoming more resource efficient is essential for the business to be able to improve its overall performance and profitability. Hybrid Electronics undertook a material assessment to identify opportunities for savings.

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A. Schulman Plastics - materials efficiency

Specialist plastics manufacturer A. Schulman (formerly Compco) wanted to undertake a materials assessment to quantify volumes and costs of raw material and additives, and wastes across operations, and to identify potential opportunities for efficiency gains and cost savings.

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