Where possible Tigrox is made from Recycled materials and is designed for recycling.
In all parts all production scrap and runners and sprues are reground and reused.
We are currently still finalising material specifications, but it is indended to use recycled materials where possible.
Once this is done recycling marks will be engraved on all mouldings.
The base is made from 2 injection moulded components.
As well as giving the design freedom to generate the elegant exponential curve which makes the Tigrox such an oustanding and eyecatching product, the base massively reduces the carbon footprint compared to a steel base, and at the same time increases the weight to successfully anchor the larger banner area against any loads it might encounter.
Concrete is considered a high carbon dioxide producing material, however this is because of the massive amounts produced worldwide. The output of CO2 per kg for cement is similar at about 1 Kg/Kg to that of steel. We are using a cement mixture of 1part cement: 3 parts sand: 6 parts gravel, thus the carbon footprint of our base is about 10% of that of a comparable steel base.
The other major factor is that we are intending to ship the bases unassembled and empty to export markets around the world. This will mean that the transport and space requirements for the shipping will be massively reduced as well as adding valuable local content to the importing country. Thus the only transport requirement is for shipping aggregate tot he assembly location and on to the customer in the country concerned.
In addition this design gives us the option to make a version of the Tigrox with a hollow base which is designed to be filled with water for use at temporary events- the base is transported empty and filled with water at the event – saving massively in transport to and from these events.