At Modulex, we strive to do better and be better. We continuously raise our environmental standards with our sustainable practices remaining at the forefront of our productions. We work to increase resource and energy efficiency constantly, minimise our ecological footprint and achieve a positive environmental impact.
We understand that resource and energy efficiency are crucial factors in mitigating our environmental impact. That’s why we have implemented rigorous measures to increase efficiency across our operations. We are constantly seeking innovative ways to minimize our resource consumption and maximize efficiency.
As a sustainability and innovation hub within Modulex, our Billund factory holds the ISO 14001 certification, the world’s most respected environmental management system. This enables Modulex to improve its environmental management and promote sustainable development systematically and purposefully. The certification is a guarantee for our customers of high-quality sustainable operations, while ensuring that our management practices and processes meet international requirements.
In 2022, our factory in Denmark received the Green Network Diploma awarded to “companies demonstrating corporate social responsibility to the environment”. By incorporating greener signage solutions within our assortment, we support customers achieve their environmental goals and ensure continuous improvements are met for sustainability within Modulex.
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As a green and direct UV-printable material, GreenBond™ covers a vast gap in the signage market by offering a simple and clean alternative to the popular ACM (aluminium composite material) plates, but with a carbon footprint of 41 % lower. This material offers ecological standards that other signage materials like ACM cannot provide: recycled content, cleaner production and a lower carbon footprint.
GreenBond™ signs are simple, sustainable, and highly adaptable, matching perfectly with most environments. Besides its environmental advantages, GreenBond™ has identical applications and resemblance to ACM plates but is significantly more shock-proof. This is very useful in preventing bent edges and other damage during transportation, often the case with ACM plates.
By choosing GreenBond™, customers can meet the growing environmental demands within green building development by using a low-carbon material, while fulfilling their signage needs. GreenBond™ is a game-changer in the signage industry, meeting the demands for both eco-consciousness and practicality.
The need for sustainable signage has rapidly grown to match architectural and environmental concerns. At Modulex, we actively search for new sustainable signage materials that can support green architecture projects.
Etronit offers elegant and high-end aesthetics combined with environmental standards that other materials cannot provide: Cleaner production, lower carbon footprint and recycled content. With almost limitless graphical and texting options added to a timeless design, Etronit fits perfectly with most environments. It offers an eco-friendly alternative to acrylics, with a carbon footprint of 53 % lower.
By continually exploring and incorporating low-carbon materials like Etronit, we stay at the forefront of sustainable practices in the signage industry. Together with our customers, we are taking strides towards a more environmentally conscious approach to architectural signage.
ReBond is a collaboration between Modulex, Dansk Wilton, and Elektro-Isola, aimed at recovering textile carpet waste to create architectural signage solutions. After over a year of development, this project has successfully re-purposed carpet waste to create a new architectural signage material.
ReBond is made using waste from Dansk Wilton’s Cradle to Cradle Certified carpet solution. First, carpet waste is recovered and shredded into fine fibres using innovative technology. The shredded textile fibres are mixed with a melting binding fibre, giving it the consistency needed to create felt mats. To produce ReBond, each felt is pressed into 3mm sheets with a white surface layer, strengthening the material and enabling direct print on each panel.
While the surface and appearance of ReBond are brand new, the sides of the panels bear a faint hint of the colour of the original carpets, leaving a trail of its previous life.
Green Cast® is a new generation cast acrylic made from 100% recycled MMA (methyl methacrylate monomer).
The lifecycle of Green Cast® begins with the collection of manufacturing scraps and post-consumer acrylic waste, reclaimed across Europe, which is then regenerated into recycled MMA to produce Green Cast® sheets, giving this waste a new life and reducing the use of raw materials.
While it has the same durability and functional properties as virgin acrylic, the production of Green Cast® uses less water and primary resources and ultimately helps reduce the amount of acrylic waste sent to landfills or incineration. Green Cast® has a carbon footprint 75% lower than virgin acrylics throughout its entire life cycle and can be recycled repeatedly.
MODULARITY & UPCYCLING
Our modular signage systems can be upcycled by reusing sign structures and adding a new set of panels. Upcycling minimises overall waste, minimises costs and turns outdated or damaged signs into products with a refreshed design and added environmental value. Upcycling helps our customers by making it easier and cheaper to renew their signage while contributing to a more circular economy.
By breathing new life into these signs, we give them a second chance to make a positive impact. Through creative design, we can transform obsolete signage into new solutions that meet our customers’ evolving needs, extending the lifespan of our products, and creating an opportunity to take-back old components to be re-used or recycled.
At Modulex, we are proud to offer upcycling as part of our comprehensive approach to sustainability. We believe that by incorporating modular signage solutions, we can promote circularity within signage and help our customers meet their environmental goals.
Our carbon calculation tool enables us to model the embodied carbon emissions within signage projects, allowing us to extract key analytics that helps us understand the impact distribution within every aspect of our projects down to each detail. By mapping the ecological footprint of our operations, we can also identify potential savings and make data-based decisions to guide the material and design choices during the planning stages and throughout the implementation, ultimately reducing the footprint of their project.
We support clients by providing project-specific metrics which help us understand which aspects of their project represent the highest ecological impact and directly influence decisions to reduce carbon emissions pre-emptively. Likewise, we also provide end-of-project metrics, which provide their clients with carbon emissions data for their projects.
While still in development, this new service is the way we envision projects in the future: tailored analytics allow us to meet our client’s CO2 budget and allow us to reduce the overall impact of our operations while continuing to deliver high-quality signage projects on brand and on time.