From Plastisol Coating to 25-Year Guarantees: The Sustainability of Our Products
November 15, 2022
All too often, consumers buy products with a short lifespan in favour of the smaller price tag. Yet, these products typically require extensive upkeep and/or regular replacement, making them more expensive, and worse for the environment in the long run.
By definition, sustainability describes ‘the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level’. So are Trimetals products sustainable? From the plastisol coating used on our steel goods to our 25-year guarantee, we’re about to break it down for you. Keep reading to discover more!
We Use Colorcoat LG Plastisol (PVC) Cladding
Colorcoat LG plastisol cladding is a pre-finished steel used on roofs and walls and is the primary material used in the manufacturing of Trimetals products. It’s available in a range of colours and sizes that help deliver aesthetic appeal, but it is the more technical features that contribute to its sustainability.
- Durable & abrasion-resistant topcoat
- Corrosion resistant
- Wear resistant
Each of these elements ultimately ensures the structure does not suffer under adverse conditions, keeping it well protected and in perfect working order for many years. Therefore, plastisol cladding boasts impressive longevity. And with a performance guarantee of 25 years, it certainly beats short-term solutions, like wood or plastic alternatives, when it comes to sustainability.
Below is a detailed breakdown of the protection provided from our plastisol coated steel.
However, sustainability isn’t all about longevity – it’s also about minimising waste. That means using materials with circularity, allowing them to be reused and recycled time and time again. Luckily, when plastisol cladding eventually reaches the end of its life, it can be recycled, contributing to the production of plastisol products in the future.
We use steel alongside the Colorcoat LG plastisol coating to create our products. Steel is 100% recyclable and is the most recycled material per ton across the globe – it’s no wonder it’s been dubbed the ‘king’ of the recycling world.
As of 2018, it was estimated that over 85% of the world’s steel was recycled, with 70 million tons of steel scrap contributing to the production of new steel. That means that once steel is made, it’s forever reusable, whether that be as Trimetals storage solutions or otherwise.
To make things even better, the quality of steel is never compromised by the recycling process. No matter how many times it is recycled, steel retains the qualities that make it such a fantastic building material, including its:
Much like plastisol, the common characteristics of steel maximise its longevity. This makes it a more sustainable option for construction than plastic or wood, whether you’re building a shed, garden storage, or feed store.
Our 25-Year Guarantee for Plastisol Products
At Trimetals, we vouch for the sustainability and longevity of our steel products with an impressive 25-year guarantee. That means all buildings have a replacement guarantee against rust perforation, whereby we’ll switch out any damaged panels. We offer this with the utmost confidence thanks to the outstanding quality we’ve provided since 1967.
Thinking of investing in a more sustainable storage solution for your home, organisation or otherwise? Not only is steel a fantastic option on its own, but combined with plastisol cladding, you’ve got a powerful duo with impressive longevity.