Flowerbeds, park benches, walkways and other street furniture. These are some of the multiple applications of the 100% recycled and recyclable plastic profile produced by Resifluxo, a company that began its activity in the global management of waste in landfills of Fafe and Lousada and transforms them into raw material, which is the basis for the production in the Famalicão unit of a new ecological product, differentiated and with features that allow multiple applications.
"Waste comes to us raw, we sort it and transform it, selecting what will be our raw material, which results in a plastic profile, a circular economy principle that uses materials that would otherwise be left in the environment in landfills or incinerated", explains Joaquim Carvalho, Resifluxo's business area director.
The processing company is located in Arnoso Santa Maria, in a unit that was visited this Thursday by Mayor Mário Passos, under the Created IN route. The mayor highlighted "the environmental concern here, which is a new paradigm in which we all have to be involved: transforming what we had until now as waste into raw materials, reducing the carbon footprint.
Mário Passos added "the satisfaction to see companies from Famalicão, and the ACA Group, where Resifluxo is part of, that we know as a construction and engineering company, investing in innovation, research and development, with a high concern and environmental responsibility, and even more creating value, in a product that as we have seen here has multiple applications and integrates harmoniously with nature and urban space".
Last year, Resifluxo had a turnover of around 4 million euros, with an expectation of growth already this year. "With the introduction of the WUUD brand in the market, we expect to grow in this business area by about 60%", numbers sustained, says Joaquim Carvalho, "by the development of the characteristics of this plastic profile, which allows us to be in the market with a quality product, high degree of resistance, durability and with new solutions and applications, which will certainly generate a brand growth in the coming years".
The company is also involved in the D'ECO project, research and development of innovative products for architectural and construction solutions, "with the design and development of a composite of mixed plastics that incorporate foundry sand, from waste resulting from the industrial sector, the construction sector and the foundry industry, which has the University of Minho as a research partner, and from which we expect the achievement of a dozen new products and solutions to be placed on the market", point out the Resifluxo managers.