Other materials like steel and aluminum corrode, rust and rot. It’s possible to trim most metal to remove the rust and rot and then melt it down and recast or recycle. Once it’s corroded, however, it’s unusable and winds up in a landfill.
Our products come in a variety of colors and are always eco-friendly but our recycled black offers 100% post-consumer recycled material. As we like to say, “our black is green!”
We obtain recycled resin from petroleum manufacturers, such as Exxon Mobil or Dow Chemicals. This resin comes to us in the form of little pellets, like rice or oat grains, by way of rail car or hopper truck. We put it into our pulverizing machine and turn it into a fine powder. That powder goes into the color blend machine, where it becomes a stunning shade of black.
Once the color and texture blend is perfect, the resin is weighed into a predetermined recipe amount and poured into a clamshell mold. The technician closes the mold, and the machine arm takes it into the oven to cook. In the oven, the machine arms rotate the mold on two axis. The powder melts and liquefies, baking into the mold from the outside in, to become a planter or light pole.
The ovens we use are powered by natural gas heat and the cooling chambers use reclaimed water. Not only is our black Resin made with 100% recycled materials, but our manufacturing processes are very green too. We use environmentally conscious and sustainable practices.
So when your trash can, kayak, or carousel horse (if you have one of those) wears out, put it in the recycling bin. It is taken away and grouped with other formulas and given new life as another Resin product, like a planter pot, a light pole, or a boulder on Broadway.