Brownwater Plastics LLC holds an exclusive license from Environmental Recycling Technologies to use the powder impression molding process to make giant barge covers — which ERT thinks could be the world's largest thermoplastic molding.
The barge covers are used on barges that transport goods like grains, fertilizer and steel. According to ERT, glass-fiber reinforced plastic covers have dominated that market for years.
The process by using recycled plastics, heated on molds and then sandwiched between two skin layers. The panel is heated, creating a cellular core.
Environmental Recycling Technologies is based in London.