The world's leading pump solutions company collaborates with Idé-Pro
In collaboration with Grundfos, we have developed and produced a box made of 100% recycled plastic, containing recycled materials from Grundfos circulation pumps.
Grundfos has created a recycling system, Grundfos Take Back, which ensures that up to 98% of a used circulation pump is recycled. Instead of scrapping the pumps, they are returned to Grundfos in collection boxes and given new life as raw material.
Because of our one-stop shop, with all resources located in-house in Denmark, we were able to effectively go through the following phases:
- Our development department developed the 3D drawing from Grundfos and carried out a flow analysis
- The casting tool was manufactured at our in-house tool factory.
- We cast the first components in the same material and process as in serial production.
We have many years of experience with casting in 100% recycled plastic. In this case, we use partially recycled material supplied by Grundfos, combined with other recycled plastic from our own warehouse.
After approval of the first components, we started serial production.
The demand for recycled materials is steadily rising, at Idea-Pro we have the experience to get these kinds of projects quickly and safely to the finish. We are pleased to see that the collection box has been centrally located at Grundfos' wholesalers. It hasn't been hidden away in a back room, but makes its presence known and tells a story of sustainability.
"At Grundfos we put a big emphasis on our climate and work with circular economics. This is part of our Take Back program. Our idea of creating a Take Back collection box of our plastic from our production waste seemed unrealistic. But with great help and expertise from Idé-Pro, we are now one step closer to the goal", says Louise Schjøtt Nielsen, Circular Economy Project Manager, Grundfos
The finished collection box has been positioned in a central location by the wholesaler.
Our development department developed the 3D drawing from Grundfos and carried out a flow analysis.