What is your product?
The new Infinity series of UN-approved plastic drums by the Mauser Group. These are made from high quality plastic recycling material generated from used industrial packaging.
How does it work?
The new Infinity series of plastic drums are produced from post-consumer resin (PCR) plastic materials. These include the open top drum design, O-Top, from 30 litre up to 220 litre capacity and the 220 litre capacity tight head drum L-Ring Plus. Designed as environmentally favorable packaging for the transportation of hazardous goods, the new drum series comes with full UN certification.
Where would it ideally be used?
In various industries that are looking into practical solutions for making their packaging portfolio more sustainable. The Infinity series is not suitable for use by the pharmaceutical and food & beverage sectors.
How is it different?
Up until Mauser opened its own recycling centre in Erkelenz, Germany, there had not been the necessary quality and supply security of recycled plastic material to make such a product. Based on the high quality of the recycled plastic materials generated in its recycling centre, the new Infinity series of open head drums for the transportation of hazardous solids meets the UN certification requirements up to Packing Group I, while the plastic tight head drum has a UN certification for hazardous liquids classified Packing Group II.
What benefits does it offer?
The drums come in standardised dimensions similar to Mauser Group’s packaging manufactured from virgin plastic. This makes it easy for customers to switch to the Infinity series with little to no change to their operations. By making use of recycled materials, the new drum series is more environmentally friendly and comes with lower carbon emissions than comparable packaging produced from exclusively virgin HDPE.
How is it future-proofed?
The drums and the materials used to produce the new Infinity series fully comply with the requirements set out in DIN EN ISO 16103:2005 on ‘Transport packaging for dangerous goods – Recycled plastics material’.
Any future applications?
The first phase of launching the new product will focus on the Benelux, German and Italian markets, but Mauser Group is open to projects beyond these initial target markets. It can also offer tailor made drum solutions by running packaging development projects with customers.