Düsseldorf, September 14, 2023 – Envalior today announces it has supported the Italian based manufacturer EPOCA S.p.A. to deliver SEALOVE, a high-quality gardening tool collection manufactured from Akulon® RePurposed, a versatile, high-performance polyamide, made from recycled fishing nets.
Sustainability is imperative for EPOCA — the company, located in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, has been working with Post-Consumed Recycled (PCR) materials since 2010 and has the goal to have 50% of the gardening collections made with recycled materials by 2030. In addition, the company is using energy from 100% renewable sources and updating all manufacturing equipment with electric machineries.
When EPOCA learned about Akulon® RePurposed and the story behind how it is sourced during K 2022 in Dusseldorf, Germany, company representatives knew it was the right material to use for the SEALOVE garden tool brand. With Akulon® RePurposed, Envalior helps contribute to cleaner oceans—the recycled-based polyamide is made of material recovered from fishing nets collected along ocean coastlines. The end-product is a glass fiber reinforced recycle-based polyamide with excellent functional properties.
All the SEALOVE tool bodies are made with 100% Akulon® RePurposed, and at its launch the set of garden tools features a wide trowel, narrow transplanter, fan rake, hoe and two size leaf rakes. For those who love to get busy gardening in a limited space, SEALOVE also includes a terrace set consisting of a small trowel and fork.
SEALOVE products belong to EPOCA’s LOVELIFE range—which means products are made from post-consumer plastic in order to help reduce productive phases and activities—along with ECOLOVE and BEELOVE products.
“EPOCA shares our ambition to develop sustainable recycled-based solutions that help consumers make more eco-conscious choices in their daily lives,” said Loek Ribberink, Global Business Director of PA6 & PA66 at Envalior. “Together, we will continue to deliver sustainable and scalable solutions. We hope EPOCA’s choice for Akulon® RePurposed based on recycled ocean-bound fishing nets will inspire many others to take similar steps to make our planet a better place.”
Customers that have seen SEALOVE products are excited about the new garden tool brand. EPOCA plans to make SEALOVE garden tools available globally and to get the appreciation of the gardening lovers’ community of Europe, UK, US, UAE, Japan and South Korea.
For more information about SEALOVE products visit here.
Envalior is a leading global engineering materials solution provider with about 4,000 employees worldwide. With a 100-year track record of customer-focused innovation, Envalior focuses its deep material and application expertise on sustainable high-performance solutions. The company supplies many of the world’s key markets including automotive and new mobility, electronics and electrical, and consumer goods. For more information visit www.envalior.com.