HAHN Plastics is doing its bit to inform the advantages of using 100% Recycled Plastic Products – In the process, HAHN Plastics has won three awards & nominated finalists in 1 during 2017. This accumulates to 4 prestigious awards this year for us.
As 2016 draws to an end, HAHN have a lot to look over from this year. We have had another fantastically busy year with some exciting developments and substantial growth. With many exciting projects still underway we’re set to end the year on a high and begin 2017 with plenty to share with you all. We have once again received great support from our customers both existing and new throughout the year. Without your custom, projects and innovative ideas we really couldn’t do it without you; so from us all here at HAHN- thank you!
We always have a busy few months towards the end of the year and 2016 has been no exception. Here’s a snippet view of the last few months;
Through increased demand for our decking and boardwalk products we now have a full package available to assist in boardwalk design. Our decking sample pack has small hand samples of each footpath plank and deck board available. This is available with our “Boardwalk Construction” guide containing technical specifications for various boardwalk sizes.
We love to see where our products end up. We received these photos from our customer Newground who had completed a renovation in a local school. Using hanit® for the areas that required the best durability and safety, our decking and mud tables fits in perfectly in the natural wood-like surround that was requested by their customer. With the natural wood-like finish, HAHN are confident that our products are able to fit into any surrounds required.
Landscape Ontario Congress
Following our move into Canada, HAHN Plastics (North America) Ltd will be exhibiting at next years Landscape Ontario Congress taking place at the Toronto Congress Centre 10-12 January (2017). “Canada’s Green Industry Show and Conference”. Our introductory exhibition into the North American market as HAHN Plastics (North America) Ltd- we are looking forward to it! More details to follow.
At the beginning of November HAHN exhibited at Saltex; the UK’s national event for grounds care, sports, amenities, estates and green space management for the 4th year running. Located opposite the BALI Village we featured a selection of our large range of landscaping products. We spoke to a lot of prospective customers who had some really exciting projects going on which we’re looking forward to getting to grips with. Thank you to all those who popped by and visited us at the stand, and thank you to BALI for their continued support.
Ecocrib Retaining Walls
It has been a busy few months for PC Construction with Ecocrib Retaining Walls. Some of their latest projects includes a housing contract near Chorley, Lancashire; Ashton under Lyne and an interesting one in Stoke! Ecocrib was used to allow a river to retain it’s natural flow and retain the built up land around it. We’re proud to have such a strong partnership with PC Construction and with some big projects lined up for 2017 we’re looking forward to another successful year.
We attended the BALI Awards at the Grosvenor House in London last week. It was a fantastic event which saw some of the most prestigious national and international landscapers. We were proud to be announced winners of “Affiliate Exceptional Service” after working alongside BALI for 4 years. The awards ceremony saw some truly fantastic projects from domestic homes to large public domains. Hosted by Giles Brandreth, it gave a great insight into the importance of the landscaping industry and the milestones reached throughout 2016. A massive congratulations to all companies involved as each winner was truly deserving.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
We’d like to take this time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Once again, thank you for your support throughout 2016. We cant wait to see what 2017 brings!!
The new hanit® Modular Boardwalk has recently been launched. A new single moulded piece allows for extremely quick installation times. With a tongue and groove connection system, pieces can simply connect together to form either a temporary or permanent boardwalk. Available in three different sizes, the modular decking can provide a quickly assembled, sturdy boardwalk for many different applications. For more information on sizing please see here; http://www.hahnplastics.com/hanit-decking-footpath-planks/
Following filming last year for the Discovery Channel in Canada we were also pleased to share our case study from the project at Banham Zoo. This featured in “Made by Destruction” in the United States and Canada. We’re still awaiting the international air dates but here’s a sneek peak of the Penguin Enclosure using hanit®recycled plastic products.
“We have been really pleased with the recycled plastic products. When choosing the new material we were conscious of it being one which had long term benefits. The products have given both Banham Zoo and Africa Alive a new lease of life and have transformed the areas. We will definitely be using hanit® again in our future renovations.” Charlie Snowling, Maintenance Manager – ZSEA
HAHN’s Success in the Industry
We have also featured in Building and Facilities News as one of the “Top Exhibitors” at Ecobuild this year, along with our Heavy Duty Ground Grids featured in Grand Designs. John Moorhouse (Business Development) was appointed North West Committee Member for BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries). HAHN work closely alongside BALI to provide to best possible service for the landscaping industry.
Awards, Events and Conferences
It has been another busy and extremely successful few months for HAHN.
At the beginning of September HAHN Plastics Ltd were announced winners of the 40th British Association of Landscape Industries National Landscape Awards 2016 “Affiliate Exceptional Service”. We’re delighted to have been chosen as one of their winners and will continue to strive towards the excellence of being a BALI Registered company.
To view more please visit; http://www.bali.org.uk/advice/news_article.bali-award-winners-announced-ahead-of-40th-anniversary-awards.html
We are looking forward to the BALI Award Ceremony in December to celebrate the success off both the candidates and BALI.
Within the same week we were also proud winners of RISE Enterprise award for Sustainability.
“As most of us seem to contribute to the excessive waste problem, clearly anything that makes use and enhances the recycling of waste needs to be high on the agenda. The robust products created from the waste often outstrip the traditional products which they are starting to replace.”
We held our CPD Certified Open House Event at the end of September. We had a fantastic turn out and received extremely positive feedback with all visitors finding the factory tour really helpful in understanding both the products and the processes involved. The event included a presentation covering the history of plastic within construction, the history of the HAHN Group and the benefits of using recycled products in comparison to more traditional materials. Following this, the factory tour allowed attendee’s to see first hand the processes involved in manufacturing recycled products from start to finish. Our “ask the expert” question and answer session was also successful in answering any questions that had arisen during the tour and presentation. All attendee’s have now received the CPD certificate. We look forward to holding a similar event after the new year so please keep your eye out or get in touch for more information if you are interested.
HAHN exhibited at Galabau this year. “The European trade fair for landscaping and maintenance and construction of sports grounds opened its doors for the 22nd time from 14 to 17 September 2016. Over 1,321 exhibitors along with more than 64,000 trade visitors participated. For four days, in a total of 13 exhibition halls, international companies were showing the complete range of products and services covering the planning, construction and maintenance of gardens, parks and green facilities.” It was another successful year for the HAHN Group, our biggest exhibition and trade show. We also spoke at Recoup UK recycling conference on Thursday 29th September. A fantastic opportunity to influence creators and processors of plastic at the national plastics recycling event.
The HAHN Group have seen substantial growth over the last few years. Since opening their doors in 1993, HAHN Kunststoffe now have 3 sales offices in Germany including the manufacturing site, HAHN Plastics Ltd. sales office and manufacturing site here in Manchester UK, HAHN France have opened a sales office and today HAHN Plastics (North America) opens its doors in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Due to increased demand for our products within the North American markets, the office will serve Canada, United States and Mexico. For more information please visit www.hahnplastics.ca or contact email@example.com.
It has been a busy few months with hanit®products taking to the spotlight!
We were contacted last year by the Discovery Channel looking to do a piece on the journey recycled plastic takes from waste into new products for “Made by Destruction”. “Made By Destruction travels all over the globe to explore how obsolete objects are split apart, stripped down, melted, shredded and re-invented in ingenious and extraordinary ways.” Early December 2015 the crew arrived on site to film the manufacturing processes HAHN Plastics Ltd use, the manufacturing site, and also finished products in place. The crew filmed a project which had been completed at Banham Zoo where hanit®products had been used for a penguin enclosure.
On 4th July, episode 9 aired in the USA of “Made by Destruction” on the Science Channel featuring HAHN Plastics Ltd. This airs tonight (1st August) in Canada on the Discovery Channel. International air dates have not yet been released, but we are certainly looking forward to seeing the final episode!
hanit® deck boards have also just featured on The Beechgrove Garden which is now available for viewing on BBC iPlayer (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07mcp4x/the-beechgrove-garden-2016-episode-15). HAHN were contacted at the beginning of the year to be included in The Archie Foundation’s latest project at The Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. The Archie Foundation committed to this project over two years ago;
“We hope to raise more than £2m to make a huge difference to the Children’s Hospital and transform the experience for the next one million visitors. We will transform the environment, invest to support the staff, buy new equipment, help more parents, keep long-term patients in touch with friends, and generally make the hospital a wonderful place to be treated when you’re sick.”
… and they have delivered!! HAHN are so proud to have been involved in such a fantastic project.
On Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th HAHN joined with many volunteers from The Woodgroup, Landform Ltd and The Archie Foundation with the planting of the garden, laying of the turf and other finishing touches. It was fantastic to see the vast amount of people giving their time to help with the project.
The Archie Foundation contacted HAHN to enquire about our recycled plastic decking. They wanted decking which would be long lasting, would not rot, however would still look aesthetically pleasing. hanit®recycled plastic decking met this specification and much more. The non slip quality of the boards and the splinter free finish was also able to ensure the safety of the children using the facilities. The environmental benefits of the products have allowed The Archie Foundation to provide The Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital with a more sustainable outdoor environment.
It was a fantastic few days to be involved in with such high spirits and determination from all involved to get the garden finished to the highest standards. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone when I say I can only hope it brings a little bit of brightness and joy to the children and the families of those who may need it during their stay at The Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. Congratulations to The Archie Foundation on all the amazing work you have done and continue to do. Be sure to watch the episode to see the fantastic transformation of the hospitals grounds and the beautiful finished garden that has been created.
Boardwalk Construction Specification Guide and Decking Pack
HAHN are also proud to announce the launch of the new decking pack which is available. This contains our “Boardwalk Construction Specification Guide” brochure along with a small sample of the various deck boards available.
The “Boardwalk Construction Specification Guide” contains technical information about the materials, boardwalk designs and structures; you’ll find all you need to know regarding the construction of boardwalks using recycled plastic material. To download your copy today please visit http://www.hahnplastics.com/flyers-brochures/ Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to receive a copy of the “Boardwalk Construction” or the deck pack.
Recycled Plastic Products for the Equestrian Market
For those in the equestrian market we have a new flyer available. Recycled plastic products have many benefits which make them superior to traditional materials used;
No harmful preservatives
Durable and long lasting
“Whether for paddock and pasture fencing, riding grounds or stable construction; take advantage of the numerous application areas for our first-rate products made of hanit®.” Contact us for your copy.
Organisations and Social
HAHN Plastics Ltd are proud to be working alongside Simply Cups in order to “provide cup manufacturers, organisations operating in the supply chain as well as beverage and hospitality outlets, with a cost-efficient collection and recycling service that will reduce their operating costs and improve their environmental credentials.” We attended the members event in June and we’re looking forward working alongside them in the future.
HAHN are now also registered with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and also available on Pinterest.
Hahn Plastics Ltd New Recycled Plastic Product Catalogue
hanit® Recycled Plastic Products Catalogue
HAHN has undergone a branding transformation. This month we are proud to launch our new catalogue. Designed to inspire, it provides a great insight into our history, our innovations and explains how choosing our 100% recycled plastics – hanit® – can make a big difference. Over 200 pages, the catalogue also features some new additions to last years range, including our new Hyde Park furniture set, which is already proving to be very popular with both our new and existing customers. Featured photo of a recent installation by Newground of the Hyde Park benches. Our catalogue is available as a hard copy and also a downloadable version, please contact us for yours.
Recycled Plastic Hyde Park Benches
Our case studies also have a fresh new look with much more information regarding the challenges of the projects and the solutions offered by hanit®.
BALI Registered – Exclusive Open House Event for Recycled Plastic Products
We are proud to be BALI registered for the 3rd year running this year. As an affiliate member we are committed to providing the highest service possible for our customers. The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), is “established to promote, support and inspire all professional landscapers, garden designers and landscape suppliers to be leaders of an environmentally, ethically, and commercially sustainable landscape industry.” With this in mind we are holding another “Open House Event” where we encourage BALI members to join us in learning about the benefits of using recycled plastic material within their landscaping designs. Our Open House Event will be held on Thursday 22nd September at our site in Swinton, Manchester. This event includes:
• Factory tour
• Product demonstration
• Chance to “ask the expert”
• Information and understanding of recycled plastic within the landscaping industry
• Free lunch
For more information please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Earth Day 2016
On April 22nd we celebrated Earth Day. “Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.” HAHN Plastics Ltd are proud to be supporting the movement to encourage everyone to take action in creating a more sustainable place to live in.
hanit® products are 100% recycled plastic products and are 100% recyclable. Being chemically inert, they do not affect the environment in which they are placed and require no maintenance.
Take a step towards a sustainable future- choose hanit® recycled plastic products.
“At Hahn Plastics Ltd, we believe that our position as the UK’s leading manufacturer of high performance recycled plastic products brings with it a responsibility to educate about the importance of recycling and to continue to develop new innovative products with recycled material. “
We’re often asked what goes into creating hanit® and what environment benefits this brings- with this in mind we have recently shared a downloadable document that can be found here- http://www.hahnplastics.com/product-information/ We felt it was important that all our current and potential customers know we take our commitment to the environment seriously. As manufacturers of recycled plastic products we feel it is our responsibility to not only highlight the benefits of the products themselves and the areas they are places in, but also the benefits it has on our environment. We take the material from a position where is’s worthless, it’s going to scrap, its going to landfill, it’s a burden on the environment, and we’re creating something which you can loop round again and again and reform workable products that people want to use.
With this in mind we returned to Ecobuild at London Excel at the beginning of March. Ecobuild allows us to demonstate the endless opportunities that recycled plastic material offers.
“At the centre of the building industry for over a decade…
Ecobuild is the leading UK exhibition and conference for the construction and energy market, inspiring tens of thousands of industry professionals from across the supply chain.
We connect building professionals in order to help them to learn, network and discover new ideas and innovative products.” (http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/about-us)
For Hahn it was an exciting opportunity for us to demonstrate that not all plastic waste needs to end up in a landfill. Presenting a wide range of our recycled plastic products we met many new customers as well as other people who are interested in the greener alternatives within the construction sector.
We also exhibited at Water Environment Federation Odors and Air Pollutants 2016 Conference in Milwaukee, USA along with the Value of Biogas Conference and Forum in Toronto, Canada. Here we showcased our Biofilter Raised Flooring System. We had great success in highlighting the distinct advantages that hanit® provides within the harsh conditions of a biofilter. There was also a high amount of interest in the cable duct covers and the multi-purpose troughs.
As we enter into spring our landscaping range comes into high demand. From private enquiries to large scale local authority projects, recycled plastic products are becoming increasingly popular not only for new projects but also for replacement works. Recycled plastic provides a strong and durable alternative to materials traditionally used. Our recycled plastic fencing and recycled plastic log roll are being specified in replacement of timber because of their product benefits. Where timber needs annually treating to preserve its lifetime, once installed hanit® requires no further maintenance. hanit® will not rot or decay with weathering, it does not splinter and is environmentally friendly.
We’ve got a busy few months ahead with some exciting new projects that we’re looking forward to sharing with you. We have also signed up to exhibit at Saltex for the 4th year running on the 2nd and 3rd November so be sure to add us into your schedule and visit us there if you will be attending.
We’ve entered into the second month of 2016, did you make any new year’s resolutions? Have you stuck to them? In January we challenged you all to take up “Pledge4Plastics”; the national plastics recycling initiative encouraging the UK to build recycling into their routines. In 2015 the Hahn Group processed approximately 50,000 tonnes of finished products. At present about 60% of plastic packaging that is collected is converted into new products. As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of recycled plastic products, we too feel it is necessary that plastic waste is diverted from landfill and is used to create new eco-friendly products such as hanit®.
The beginning of 2016 has seen some devastating effects due to flooding around the UK. In built up towns and city areas there are few sustainable draining systems in place, these allow rainwater to slowly filter into the ground. Porous paving offers exactly this. Whilst it is too late for all those who have been affected, an effort should be made to create more sustainable draining areas, to try and prevent further damage and loss in the future. We feel this video shows this perfectly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMq6FYiF1mo. For the full range of porous paving from hanit® take a look at http://www.hahnplastics.com/hanit-ground-protection-reinforcement/
We released a new case study last week which features part of our bespoke range, the hanit® fish baffles. Commissioned by the environment agency, the recycled plastic fish baffles are being installed throughout the UK. It was important that the fish baffles provided a safe passage for migrating fish. hanit® is chemically inert, it does not affect the environment in which it is used. The fish baffles have a smooth, splinter free finish and round moulded edges meeting the Environment Agency’s requirements. You can view the full case study here http://www.hahnplastics.com/case-studies/
We have also published our Biofilter Raised Flooring System industrial application guide. After completing numerous installations of our Biofilter Raised Flooring System, we produced this brochure to include installation recommendations, technical properties, features and benefits of the system. The hanit® Biofilter Raised Flooring System is ideal for many industrial applications, most specifically in biolfilters. Made from 100% recycled plastic it is durable, long lasting and easier to install than traditional flooring systems. To view the full brochure please visit http://www.hahnplastics.com/flyers-brochures/
We’ll be exhibiting at Ecobuild again next month, so be sure to visit us and view our range of recycled plastic products if you’re going to be there!
We’ve just returned from our final trade show of 2015, and once again , it was a fantastically successful one! 2015 has been a busy year for Hahn Plastics Ltd with numerous trade shows, seminars and in house events.
We began the year with an Open House Event in February which we held on site here in Swinton, Manchester. Through the success of our events the previous year and high demands we saw our board room fill once again with keen landscapers, local council officers and industry professionals looking to learn a little more about recycled plastic products and the benefits they could have within their industry. For information on our Open House Events please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Throughout the year we have also attended numerous Direct Contact Exhibitions. Our seminar; “100% Recycled Plastic Products – The Alternative Building Product” showcased our entire range from landscaping products, ground reinforcement, and also our industrial products. From February through to June we attended various events in Hertfordshire, London, Leicester, Newcastle and Southampton.
The first of our trade shows was in March where we exhibited for the first time at Ecobuild. With over 200 enquiries over the three days we were extremely pleased with the visitors’ reaction to our products. We have re booked our place for next year, 08-10 March at Excel London so be sure to visit us at stand E6196.
This year we have seen a big increase in the interest and demand for our industrial products, in particular our Biofilter Raised Flooring System. With this in mind Hahn Plastics made their first exhibition at UK AD & BIOGAS at the NEC in July. Here we met many of the industries professionals allowing us to educate them of our innovative product. For more information about our industrial range visit our website; http://www.hahnplastics.com/biofilter-raised-flooring-system/.
Building us up to our busiest month yet, we have just exhibited at our last two trade shows of the year. 04-05 November we attended SALTEX for the third year running, however this year in its new premises of the NEC in Birmingham, on the same dates we also exhibited at the Waste & Recycling Expo in Canada, and just two weeks later our first year exhibiting at Futurescape at Sandown Racecourse in Surrey. Both shows provided us the perfect opportunity to catch up with some of our customers and also meet many new prospective customers. Saltex we met a great range of people, not only landscapers but council contacts and contractors. Futurescape’s focus is on new, upcoming products, perfect for our 100% recycled plastic products. We are delighted with the results from these two trade shows and we’re most definitely ending 2015 on a high.
For a copy of our catalogue, or any of our brochures and case studies please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We have been watching the development of a boardwalk in Newmillerdam Country Park.
The Friends of Newmillerdam Country Park have been installing a new recycled plastic boardwalk in replacement of the old rotten timber one currently in place. Taking it a section at a time so the current boardwalk can remain open, the latest section of the recycled plastic boardwalk was opened on 29th September.
To follow the updates of this spectacular project take a look at their website or social media sites;
We can’t wait to see the completed boardwalk and are confident the recycled plastic decking will last them much longer than their current timber one.
If you’re interested in seeing our recycled plastic products first hand, we have a few trade shows next month that we’re exhibiting at. At the NEC in Birmingham you’ll find us at stand F032 at Saltex on the 4th and 5th of November. Also in November, we’ll be exhibiting at Futurescape at Sandown Racecourse on the 17th November, stand 104 and 105.
For our Canadian customers, we’ll be exhibiting part of our industrial range at the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo also on the 4th and 5th November at Booth 1419.