Gum composite - GUMTECH

Gum composite - GUMTECH


With local councils spending approximately £60 Million annually to remove chewing gum litter from the street of the UK, Gumdrop Limited was founded in 2009 by Anna Bulls to help tackle the problem of gum litter. It is the first company in the world to recycle & process waste chewing gum into a range of new compounds that can be used in the rubber and plastic industry.

Gum-tec® is a sustainable material with very similar properties to Thermo plastic Elastomers and Thermo Plastics. They can be soft and rubbery or hard and rigid. The material can cover a whole spectrum of properties depending on the grade developed. Gum-Etc® can be used in many different processing applications, from injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion. The material has been used to manufacture a range of objects, from mobile phone covers to wellington books as as well as actual receptacles designed specifically for the disposal of waste chewing gum. Once the gumdrop container is full, the whole unit including contents of waste gum are recycled and processed to manufacture new gumdrops. And the cycle starts again.

Gum-tec is 100% recyclable so it can be used over and over to produce new objects The waste is sourced from chewing gum manufacturers wishing to lower or eliminate their waste gum output as well as from Gumdrop containers.

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