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Willpütz Kunststoffverarbeitungs GmbH

Recycling

Recycling for
Intres - members


Please use the form for back-getting and consider the data contained in it:
Download: Intres-form

Recycling for
Schiesser AG - customers


Please use the form for back-getting and consider the data contained in it:
Download: Schiesser-form

Recycling for
Sanetta - customers


Please use the form for back-getting and consider the data contained in it:
Download: Sanetta-form

Recycling for
all other customers


Please use the form for back-getting and consider the data contained in it:
Download: General-form

 

Please note: You can call on this service only in Germany.

In view of the recent public uncertainty as to the environmental compatibility of clothes hangers, we wish to offer you the possibility of disposing of our products free of charge. We have been offering our customers this collection service for all our products for years. This has been warmly welcomed by our major customers. But as smaller textile businesses have been looking for a solution in recent years, we in conjunction with a parcel service are now offering all our German customers cost-free disposal. Our products are collected in a crate and when the crate weighs more then 10 kg, it is sent to us free-of-charge with a form for back getting. In order to ensure the long-term environmental and economic success of this concept, we would ask you to observe this 10 kg minimum weight - higher weights are, of course, more than welcome.

This would close the loop and further benefits could be achieved. The under- wear hanger - which has not yet been clearly defined under the Packaging Ordinance but which will certainly not be taken home by the end-user therefore does not require the "green dot". In order to satisfy the regulations of the Recycling Laws, however, our hangers should be recycled in an environmentally safe manner. The returned hangers are shredded by us and pellets mixed with virgin material. As a result, perfect transparent or black hangers are produced in extremely environmentally safe procedure. We have erected a complex and expensive plant for this purpose and, as far as we are informed, the only company who is currently in a position to manufacture perfect, crystal-clear hangers from large volumes of used hangers.

We have selected this method as we advise against the multiple use of underwear hangers. The hangers are contaminated by the make-up of bras and panties and the clips lose their pretension. If the waistband of the panties is slightly thinner than that of its predecessor, for example, the panties can slip out in the shop or somewhere along the logistics chain. Then they have to be hung up again or the soiled articles have to be dis- carded. The resulting damage and costs are enormous.

Furthermore - and this is a well-known fact - stress cracking or brittleness can occur in the hangers if they are used for prolonged periods. When the hangers are used again, these flaws can easily lead to the hangers breaking. Plastic is subject to mechanical degradation over time without this being optically visible. Even careful sorting cannot prevent this. In addition, the hanger has a static electric charge which attracts dust which is not visible to the naked eye at first. The consequence can be that the articles are soiled if the hanger is used again, as the article cleans the hanger. Used hangers are also by no means as good as new due to scratches and yellowing. This can - a point of immeasurable significance - give the customer at the point of sale ( possibly only subconsciously ) the im- pression of buying old stock.

In view of our almost 25 years´ experience we are convinced that we are on the right road to being able to offer a high-quality product which is available worldwide and which satisfies all the demands of the market.

In order to avoid refuse and to conserve valuable resources, it would naturally be of benefit if the market could agree on a uniform plastic. At present there are a large number of insular solutions here. Plastics are used, such as polypropylene or POM, which are more environmentally damaging if a uniform disposal concept is to be set up for the whole market.