In2tec's patented ReUSE® and ReCYCLE™ technology brings circularity to the industry, minimising the impact on resources and materials. It is the start of a much-needed revolution within the electronics industry to push for a sustainable future.
Just 7.2% of the global economy comes from a circular model, unfortunately, this way of life has been the norm for decades, but we have the opportunity to change the outcomes today.
The opportunities in changing ewaste into a valuable commodity span the entire supply chain. Manufacturers reduce the cost spent on components and WEEE charges, and lower their emissions. The growing second-life component market provides additional revenue streams through the resale of valuable components and materials by OEMs, Recyclers, and component OEMs.
What is ReUSE®
ReUSE® is a suite of materials, manufacturing process, and proprietary design techniques to deliver printed circuit board assemblies that can be fully unzipped at end-of-life (EOL), or for repair.
The patented inks, adhesives, materials, and process provide the backbone in creating a truly circular model. It allows areas such as cross links to provide bond strengths equivalent to solder, whilst being manufactured at lower temperatures and producing far fewer CO2 emissions.
ReUSE® is compatible with traditional substrates such as FR4, and other rigid and flexible alternatives, including In2tec's Flexi-hibrid™ technology.
The versatility of the technology gives the opportunity for global commercialisation and a vast reduction in the overall energy used to manufacture and to process when it reaches EOL. Something that is not possible when using conventional PCBA process or materials.Read more
What is ReCYCLE™
ReCYCLE™ is the unzipping mechanism for ReUSE® PCBAs. A combination of proprietary processes permanently changes the chemistry allowing printed circuit board assemblies to be returned to their constituent parts.
The ability to gain undamaged and uncontaminated components for second-life use means they are both carbon-free and zero-cost, shifting the paradigm of electronics recycling with a positive cash flow and feeding the growing second-life market for components.Read more
Significant CO2e Savings
Over 27.9 billion tonnes of CO2e would be spared if just 10% of the world’s annual PCBA production utilised ReUSE® technology.
A typical lightbar manufactured using ReUSE® will reduce CO2e emissions by 62.5% when compared to using traditional PCBA manufacture.
Once the first-life board is unzipped for reuse and/or recycling, this is reduced to just 0.001kg CO2e, a figure equivalent to almost 100% reduction in emissions.Read more
Components are designed for upwards of 25 years of life, but on average are only used for less than 4.5 years, and 70% of CO2 in PCBAs is from the components themselves.
The opportunities in changing ewaste into a valuable commodity span the entire supply chain. Manufacturers reduce the cost spent on components and WEEE charges and lower their emissions. The growing second-life component market provides additional revenue streams through the resale of valuable components and materials by OEMs, Recyclers, and component OEMs.Read more
Manufacturing 10% of the PCBAs with ReUSE® is the equivalent CO2 offset of 1.05 billion mature trees per year.
Over $60Bn high-value components are wasted each year, which could easily be recovered for reuse.
of ewaste saved.
We could prevent over 100Kt of ewaste going to landfill by changing these 10% of PCBAs to ReUSE®.