A holistic approach for a more sustainable future

The pursuit of a society with a lower climate footprint begins in product development. Axjo has been a pioneer in this respect and is well aware of the benefits of recycled materials. As early as the beginning of the 2000s, we at Axjo launched our first products entirely in recycled materials. Since then, a number of new materials and patented solutions have seen the light of day.

Well-developed transport and logistic solutions

Today, efficient transport is alpha and omega. Everyone expects deliveries of what is needed for production and orders without tying up capital in stock. For Axjo, adopting the customer’s perspective in order to fulfil specific wishes with Just-in-Time deliveries without burdening the environment has always been important.

Together with our logistics partners we always strive to reduce our environmental impacts from transports. One way is the use of intermodal transport. Intermodal means that trailer containers are loaded on trains near our production facilities and then unloaded near our distribution warehouses close to customers

A further advantage is that we can deliver full trucks to a greater extent and distribute close to the customer. This provides greater flexibility, service and spares the environment with low CO2 emissions.

At an early stage, we consider the possibility of designing and developing our products so that they can be transported using the full trailer capacity. One example is our FlatPac reel (see more on the next page!) where we can load approx 2,5 times more in a full truckload then with a standard reel. Pretty amazing, don’t you think?

Renewable energy

With an extensive energy focus, we support the transition to a renewable energy system. In our state-of-the-art production facility, which was completed in the spring of 2021, we are employing modern technology and architecture. Excess heat is collected to heat production buildings and offices combined with a solar energy system to generate additional green electricity. The solar panels generate about 368 000 kWh of electricity per year, corresponding to the annual consumption of 73 houses heated with district heating. For other equipment, eco-labelled electricity is sourced from water and wind power plants.

”Plastic and injection moulding is a fantastic combination where you can manufacture highly functional products with extremely low energy consumption per kilo of processed material in one single cycle.”

Greenology Tech Center

There are several parameters to consider during the manufacturing and processing of plastic products. Our Greenology Tech Center has the equipment that allows us to perform different types of analysis to ensure the quality and content of a raw material upon delivery.

The first step is to execute a general characterization of the polymers that may be contained in a material by using Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and a Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) that shows if the material contains any other components, for example fillers. We can also measure Melt Flow Index (MFI) which is an indicator of the flowability of a thermoplastic and indicates how easy or hard it will be to process the material. We also have the possibility to measure density, mechanical properties and perform X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) by using an X-Ray Spectrometer to determine if a material contains any heavy metals.

The technology that our Greenology Tech Center has, allows the material team to have full control of our Greenology compounds.

In our Greenology Tech Center can we perform a wide range of polymers tests according to the following standards:


Tensile properties

Charpy impact properties

Izod impact strength

Melt mass-flow Rate (MFR)

External moisture content

Density of non-cellular plastics

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)


ISO 527

ISO 179

ISO 180

ISO 1133

ISO 585

ISO 1183

ISO 11357

ISO 11358

FlatPac 595 – innovative, trend-breaking and also a first-class equipment for cable packaging

In addition to the purely practical features in terms of smoother handling, ergonomic benefits and space savings both at Axjo and at our customers warehouse, this product is definitely a contribution to reducing the daily impact of our environment.