As an innovative and dynamic business, Gwalia Healthcare is focused on providing more sustainable solutions to reduce our carbon footprint and the impact of climate change.
New Moulding Machinery
Recent investment in new moulding capacity has seen the arrival of new machinery, all of which is electric rather than hydraulic, making them much more efficient and subsequently having a radical reduction in Gwalia Healthcare's energy consumption.
Integration of Recycled Material
The integration of recycled polymer is the next step in Gwalia's quest to becoming a more sustainable manufacturing facility. We have been working alongside British waste management companies on the supply of commercially available food-grade rHDPE. Recent production trials have seen us test a number of different compositions in both the injection blow moulding and extrusion blow moulding departments.
Gwalia has also received the first samples of recycled polypropylene, which they are eagerly awaiting trials to begin. The offer of rHDPE and rPP will soon enable the company to offer sustainable alternatives for all packaging requirements.
Local Collaborations & Secure Supply Chains
Gwalia Healthcare are always looking to build strong, sustainable local supply chains wherever possible with the aim of sourcing the majority of the components required in the manufacturing process from within Wales. Whether that be labels from Llantrisant, cardboard boxes from Wrexham or pallets from Tredegar, the company is continuously reviewing supply chains to further reduce their carbon footprint.