The latest crisis has led to ingenious inventions capable of extending the useful life of a product, reducing the generation of waste. This is the case of Wiper-windshield, a company born in 2011 and after 5 years in the market has recycled the equivalent of 6 tons of steel and plastics.
Windshield wiper emerged in the middle of economic crisis, when Floret Marot, a French engineer who was unemployed saw that it did not make much sense to spend $70 on a complete windshield wiper kit when what he needed was only to change the rubber on the wiper blades.
It was for this reason that he began to research and develop a company that offered spare parts for all models of windshield wipers.
The quality of the rubber.
The manufacture of these gums is carried out through a process of injection under pressure in molds, a somewhat more expensive system, but of better quality than extrusion, since it allows obtaining gums with the necessary elasticity and strength.
The quality of the gums goes through strict safety controls. Before going on the market, the gums have undergone an accelerated aging through special ovens for 15, 30 and 45 days at different temperatures and humidity conditions. In addition, they are exposed to UV-A and UV-B rays, which are the main causes of the deterioration and aging of rubber.
For prospective customers who are concerned about whether they can replace the brush rubbers, there are video tutorials for each specific model that teaches how to replace the old tires with the new ones.
The replacement of the windshield wiper rubber instead of the complete wiper blade in addition to saving money, reduces the amount of waste generated.