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Biocomposite commercial ventilation units made using recycled plastic

February 26, 2020 | By Peter Saunders, CCE Magazine

Annexair plans to phase out its steel HVAC units next year.

Annexair, based in Drummondville, Que., recently unveiled what it calls the first-ever biocomposite ventilation unit for the commercial HVAC market, built using a fire-resistant resin from recycled plastic water bottles, to help promote more sustainable air conditioning.

(photo: Bellamore studio)

The central air unit is available in different sizes (examples pictured) for commercial buildings. As the casing requires non-metal components, it is fully corrosion- and rust-resistant, weighs 50% to 60% less than conventional units and should last upward of 60 years if well-maintained.

The new units are scheduled for availability in August 2020 and the company—which is a member of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact—plans to halt production of its conventional steel HVAC units in 2021.



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