We’re investing heavily in the UK sealants and adhesives market and our war on waste plastics, with Hippo ECO-PAC. Our new multi-channel campaign includes national TV, radio, perimeter branding during football matches and striking new point of sale stands.

National TV Campaign

Our first ever television commercial will be broadcast widely across the Channel 4 network. Focused on the amazing capabilities of Hippo PRO3 the eye-catching advert also draws attention to the war on waste plastic and the environmental benefits of ECO-PAC.

Hippo Sealants & Adhesives Display Stand

Special Promotion Offer

Additionally, we’re offering a special promotional offer to all Hippo stockists. Retailers will be able to offer their customers a free aluminium Hippo Dual Barrelled Gun when they spend £20 or more on Hippo ECO-PACs.

If you’d like to stock Hippo sealants and adhesives, take advantage of the promotion and receive your own free merchandising display, then please talk directly to your Tembe sales representative. Or you can make a general enquiry here.

Five Million Tonnes of Waste Plastic

In the UK an estimated 5 million tonnes of plastic is consumed every year and nearly half is packaging. Sadly, the construction industry currently accounts for a quarter of this. With waste including an estimated 150 million plastic sealant and adhesive cartridges, being sent to landfill! And because plastic cartridges are made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), they don’t biodegrade. That’s why we consider our investment in ECO-PAC essential.

Guy Malam, Managing Director explains why our move away from single-use plastics is a timely one:

“Environmental issues are now dominating the news agenda and we can all do better, we all need to make changes. Figures on plastic waste in the construction industry make for shocking reading. Plastics are finding their way into our seas and oceans and of those plastics that are sent to landfill, some take over a thousand years to breakdown in the soil and it’s time the construction industry faced up to the issue. Here at Tembe DIY we hope to move the industry away from single use plastics and change the market forever.”

Extended ECO-PAC Foil Range

We now offer a range of 14 ECO-PAC foils in Hippo sealants, adhesives and Filltite fillers. Their eco-friendly foil ‘sausage’ packaging negates the need to use plastic cartridges for sealants and adhesives. ECO-PACs are much better for the environment because they generate 96% less waste. They’re made from durable aluminium foil, and you can get up to 38% more product in an ECO-PAC for the same cost as a plastic cartridge. With left over waste no bigger than a few coins.