BASF chemical is a leading company for producing construction chemicals. BASF has been operating in the United Arab Emirates since 1970 and employs nearly 650 people.
They produces a large volume of jumbo bags, plastic, cardbord, metal cans and paper sacks. Because of the nature of their work, the plastic and cardboard waste is classified as 'hazardous waste' and to dispose of this can be both difficult and costly.
BASF had several 15 m³ skips for waste disposal, which were emptied on daily basis, at a significant cost.
Mil-tek supplied BASF with a model 509 baler and a model 102 baler with an insert for compacting aluminium cans and drums.
Being much larger in size, the 509 baler is used to bale the jumbo bags, the cardboard and the paper sacks. The 102 baler with the can insert is crushing all metal drums and cans up to 30 litres in size.
The baled jumbo bags and metal cans are now being sold to a local recycler. The hazardous waste is now being baled and put into skips, with a 40-60% reduction in collections. This has provided BASF with signifcant savings, as well as allowing them to generate income from the recyclable waste.