Characteristics & Qualities
RTS - Reprocessed Thermoset
There are two main categories in the plastics group, i.e. thermoplastics (PET and PVC, etc.) and thermosets. Thermoplastics differ from thermosets in that they tend to deform when subjected to heat.
Thermosets can be found in everyday applications such as electricity meters, car dashboards, household appliances and wind turbines, etc. Until now, these products were never reused when they reached the end of their lifespans, they were just buried. Thanks to an innovative, patented process developed in collaboration with various research centres, Reprocover can now granulate this collected waste and use a very high-pressure compaction process to turn it into a new material – RTS.
A battery of tests carried out at certified laboratories show the RTS to be both extremely resistant to physical stresses (weight and shock, etc.) and to heat, fire and electrical discharges. Its plastic properties also allow it to be moulded and take on new life in different forms.