2K Manufacturing features in the Economist

2K Manufacturing – a manufacturer of a plywood substitute from waste plastics in which Foresight Group is an investor – this week featured in the Economist’s Technology Monitor section.

The article – entitled ‘The plastic sausage machine’ – looked at the innovative process of how 2K’s new factory is the first to be capable of taking mixed plastic waste, even dirty waste, and turning it into an environmentally friendly substitute for plywood.

2K’s multi award winning ‘Eco Sheet’ is made from recycled waste plastics otherwise headed for landfill and is itself entirely recyclable. The Eco Sheet offers a viable alternative to the existing non-recyclable, high carbon footprint, site hoarding frames traditionally made of painted plywood traditionally used in the construction industry.

To produce the Eco Sheets, 2K has licensed a unique patented technology. This licensing arrangement gives 2K exclusive rights to manufacture and sell these products within the EU and several other large territories.

View the story here:
http://www.economist.com/sciencetechnology/tm/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14255246