What is remanufacturing?|Resources and links
What is remanufacturing?|Resources and links

What is remanufacturing?

A series of manufacturing steps on end-of-life devices, parts and consumables in order to return them to like-new or better performance (with a warranty to match).

Remanufacturing also involves input of knowledge back into the design process to create devices, parts and consumables that ‘designed for environment’.

What are the benefits?

Benefits for customers:

• Lower running costs resulting from improved component performance.

• Product takeback scheme eliminates disposal burden.

• Better quality products in the long-term, knowledge gained in the remanufacturing process is input back into the design process of new product.

Broader benefits:

• Local employment.

• Reduced waste to landfill and demand for new resources.

• Contributing to broader remanufacturing knowledge.

Remanufacturing is different from recycling because, as with all product reuse option, it involves preserving the whole form of things. In contrast, recycling activities require the destruction of the product to its component materials so they can be melted, smelted or reprocessed into new forms.