SUSTAINABILITY

Environmental sustainability is not only about the construction materials.

This has been enshrined in our design throughout, and we therefore have a solution in which we also take pride – not only on account of the high quality, but just as much because Tonon is doing its bit to spare the environment as much as possible.

We wish to retain that focus—partly because it’s the only proper thing to do and partly because we expect there to be nothing short of an increasing focus on environmental considerations from all quarters – and Tonon would like to continue being at the forefront of that field.

Materiali, Materials, Alluminio, Aluminum

ALUMINIUM

Aluminium, thanks to the large quantity of bauxite and its versatility, is the most widely used metal after steel.
Aluminium can be used in a vast number of applications and types of recycle due to its characteristics:

  • Lightweight but impact resistant.
  • Durable.
  • Resistant to Corrosion.
  • Non-toxic and without effects to the taste and the color of foods.
  • Hygienically safe (protection against light, air, humidity, odors and microorganisms).
  • Non-magnetic: it is not attracted to magnets and can therefore be used in the manufacturing of devices like – as radios, radar and stereo .
  • Malleable, ductile, easily workable.
  • Versatile: can form many alloys, both rigid and flexible.
  • 100% recyclable.

HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE

The High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a thermoplastic polymer derived from oil widely used in food and beverage industry.

HDPE has little ramifications so that the intermolecular forces and tensile resistance are higher than in fluid varieties of polyethylene. It has high mechanical strength and good rigidity and it’s resistant to acids, alkalis, saline solutions and organic solvents.

HDPE has a high specific strength and can withstand high temperatures (120° C for short periods, 90° C continuously). In contrast to polypropylene, has an excellent resistance to low temperatures.

HDPE, as well as LDPE and PET, is one of the easiest to recycle polymer and it’s widely reused thanks to the differentiate urban rubbish collection. HPDE is recycled for the production of liquid containers, bags, packaging, agricultural pipes, bollards, football pitches and artificial wood.

Materiali, Materials, Polietilene, Polyethylene, HDPE
Riciclo, Recycling, Scaffalatura, Shelving system

TONON FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Sustainable development meets the needs of present generations without compromising the possibility for future generations to meet their needs, a process where the resource management, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional changes live in complete harmony and increase current and future capabilities to satisfy human needs and ambitions.

For this reason, we decided to use only recyclable materials like Aluminium and High Density Polyethylene to manufacture our products. For example, Polyethylene and Aluminium are used for the production of a new plastic material, the Ecoallene®.

This versatile and durable plastic material, is packaged and sold in the form of granules and it’s suitable for use in various sectors of the plastic molding. In Germany, polyethylene and aluminium are used as catalysts in cement kilns. The mixture of polymers and aluminium refuels the furnaces as a form of alternative fuel, usually replacing coal.

In Brazil, a patented machine cleans polyethylene and aluminium in the process of recycling paper. This machine allow higher efficiency in the fiber salvage, and, at the same time, better quality pellets for injection molding. The combined properties of polymers and aluminium allow the production of cardboard sheets to be used in construction.

FLAT PACKAGING

Thanks to Tonon’s flat packaging, transport volumes are reduced and consequently the CO2 emissions in the air.

Scaffalatura, Shelving system, Imballo, Package