Earth Day 2017 – Recyclable Products from Dscaff

Its widely acknowledged that the human race is having a significant and harmful impact on our planet. At government level, we have signed climate accord treaties, and at the commercial level we have greatly reduced the cost of producing renewable energy. However, there is still a lot to be achieved.
The increase in human population and infrastructural developments are threatening to all of the earth’s natural resources. We need to conserve our resources in one hand while developing in the other.

Plastic Formwork-Earthday
SBS Plastic Formwork Installation

At Dscaff we believe that every company needs to study its environmental impact and use technology and creative thinking to reduce any harmful impacts in their industry. When doing so it’s important to make the changes commercially viable so that the new technology is embraced by the markets they serve.

Dscaff Fall Prevention Screen

Dscaff have launched two new products since Earth Day 2016, which we believe will significantly reduce the use of timber plywood and laminates. A significant amount of rain forest is destroyed each year in Asia to produce low quality plywood, which is used for formwork. This ply is reused between 1 to 4 times before it degrades and is sent to landfill. Dscaff have launched a structural plastic formwork panel system which can be reused between 100 – 300 times, after which the panel can be 100% recycled. Unlike steel or plywood, plastic does not require release oil or similar chemicals to be applied to the formwork before each reuse.

Dscaff have designed a new metal walking platform with superior non-slip properties to replace laminated timber platforms for use in Australia, this product is lighter, stronger, and safer. It also has a much longer lifespan requiring less maintenance and again can be recycled after completion of its useful life span.

Use of reusable and recyclable materials was one of the key performance indicators (KPI’S)  in the development of our safety systems. Currently the rate of recyclable material used in our systems is 100%, significantly reducing the use of raw materials and hence the impact on our global resources.