ReFOAM

WHAT IS ReFOAM? - OUR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT RANGE

THE IDEA BEHIND REFOAM

Setting new standards is our goal, so we at Wetropa have developed a sustainable product range- REFOAM. The materials that go into this are guaranteed to meet the following criteria:

  • 100% Recyclable
  • Consists partly of recycled material
  • Conserve resources through Co2 savings
  • Certified by an accredited company
  • Climate neutral – produced and delivered

With this we guarantee you, when we talk about sustainable material then we mean it. With this we want to create greater transparency for you as a customer. Because we as a medium-sized company are anxious to act responsibly and to build long-term partnerships, which are characterized by quality and service.

OUR ANSWER TO CLIMATE CHANGE: ReFOAM

100% RECYCLABLE FOAM

CLIMATE NEUTRALLY PRODUCED & DELIVERED

SHORT DELIVERY KIETTS
<1,000 km

INCLUDING OUR CO2 CERTIFICATE

RECOVERY OF PACKAGING

OUR GOAL BY 2025:
EXCLUSIVE REDEVELOPEMENT
WITH ReFOAM PRODUCTS

RECYCLABLE

CO2 NEUTRAL

0 %
OF THE REVENUE THE
WETROPA GROUP INVESTS IN SUSTAINABILITY

BENEFITS FOR YOUR COMPANY AND THE PLANET

With packaging made of ReFOAM material, you make a great contribution to our environment. You can also communicate this to your customers and thus create competitive advantages for yourself. Sustainable packaging made easy – with ReFOAM!

WETROPA REFOAM -
CLIMATE-NEUTRALIZED AND SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING MADE OF FOAM.

With ReFOAM, Wetropa has launched an ecological product range that combines sustainability and climate neutrality with maximum functionality. A wide range of different materials and well thought-out material-saving strategies enable it to be used in the field of high-quality packaging. ReFOAM is based on a closed loop recycling system and is fully climate balanced from the production of the packaging to the delivery. In addition, the product range offers great potential for reuse in the context of returnable and multifunctional packaging, which is not only sustainable, but also economical and efficient. Discover the exciting range of high-quality ReFOAM packaging solutions and reduce your company’s carbon footprint entirely without effort, compensation or loss of quality. 

ReFOAM stands for:

  • REDUCE
  • REUSE
  • RECYCLE

PURE RECYCLING

The ReFOAM products from Wetropa are sustainable foams which, as mono-materials, can be sorted and fully recycled. In some cases, recycled material is already used in the production of the materials. The delivery is also climate-neutral, thanks in part to our locations that are distributed throughout Germany and thus enable us to have short supply chains of less than 1,000 km.

As we at Wetropa are convinced of the functional performance and the ecological impact of ReFOAM foams, we exclusively use these products as raw materials when developing new packaging solutions. Through close cooperation with our suppliers and producers, we also actively drive the development of new sustainable materials. Last but not least, we offer the service of taking back ReFOAM packaging in order to recycle it professionally and return it to the material cycle as a recyclate.

WITH A DIVERSE PRODUCT RANGE TO A CONVINCING SOLUTION

The diverse range of sustainable ReFOAM materials includes numerous variants, each bringing its own qualities and special functional properties. Arplank, Ethafoam, Synergy and Stratocell are just a selection of the numerous material innovations we use to produce sustainable and customized packaging solutions. Our non-crosslinked ReFOAM foams are not only fully recyclable, but also do not react with surfaces or outgas.

One particularly interesting foam from the ReFOAM collection is Arplank, a highly elastic, closed-cell material made from expanded polyethylene. An isotropic and energy-absorbing material with excellent material properties, Arplank is best known for producing high-quality and safe EPE foam packaging.

A PORTRAIT OF THE REFOAM CLOSED-LOOP RECYCLING SYSTEM

All ReFOAM products go through a closed-loop recycling process that guarantees the highest level of sustainability. In the first step of the value-added process, high-quality PE foam is industrially produced in a resource- and climate-friendly manner so that it can be used to make non-crosslinked PE packaging materials of all kinds. After the packaging itself has ideally been used several times and has reached the end of its service life, it is gently shredded, reprocessed and finally returned to the recyclable material cycle.

The re-granulation step turns the waste product into a recyclate that can be used again in the sense of loop recycling to produce new packaging materials from PE. At this point the circle closes, after all this process can be repeated many times without any loss in quality standard or excessive costs.

GENTLE RECYCLING PROCESSES FOR SUSTAINABLE FOAM PRODUCTION

In the recycling process of ReFOAM materials, our focus is on the use of gentle processes that optimally preserve the value of the raw material. Instead of thermal and chemical methods, which result in downcycling of the starting material with significant quality losses, we rely on sustainable mechanical recycling. For this reason, we only use and develop monomaterials that can be regranulated in a mechanical recycling process and then returned to the material cycle. The result of this approach is hardly noticeable quality losses and a sustainable recycling process that can be repeated many times.

OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE MISSION OF SUSTAINABILITY

As a company with an innovative and forward-looking focus, Wetropa always acts with sustainability in mind. For example, we have been climate-balanced since 2019 and invest around 5% of our sales in sustainable development, with material-oriented solutions such as ReFOAM playing a crucial role. In doing so, we are guided by both legal and institutional requirements such as the Green Deal, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and the Sustainability Code. A particular driver is our corporate responsibility for the planet and future generations. With ReFOAM, we want to make a trend-setting contribution to sustainable development in the field of packaging – an industry that offers enormous potential for waste reduction as well as the integration of innovative materials.

FROM CONSULTING TO PRODUCTION - THE WORKFLOW AT A GLANCE

By working closely with customers from industry and commerce, we can also make your packaging solutions more innovative and sustainable with ReFOAM. After an initial consultation, we analyze your existing packaging solutions to identify potential savings. This also includes the simple reduction of material consumption by optimizing processes and processing machines. In the next step, we will send you a quotation and, after consultation, start directly with the climate-neutral production of your sustainable packaging solution. We will also be happy to issue you with a personal certificate attesting to your contribution to an ecological future.

If you are interested in our sustainable ReFOAM product range, please feel free to contact our team of experts. We look forward to your inquiry – whether by e-mail or telephone.

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