The Axpoly granules
Axion Polymers is celebrating the final phase of multi-million pound investment at its two Manchester sites, which will see major capacity increases for its Axpoly polypropylene (PP) polymers.
The plastics recycler has increased its capability for in-house production of compounds made from WEEE and ELV with the installation of new state-of-the-art melt filtration extrusion equipment at its Salford processing facility.
The superior filtration process improves product quality and opens up exciting new opportunities for turning lower–grade material into higher end products, says Axion. Bespoke formulations, such as talc-filled and glass-filled compounds, can also be supplied to satisfy client requirements.
The company is exhibiting at the Plastics Recycling Expo (PRE) at Telford International Centre on June 16 and 17, alongside its collaborative partner, Environmental Recycling Technologies (ERT) plc, where it will offer special discounts on its Axpoly products.
“We want to give moulders and converters the opportunity to test our quality-controlled Axpoly PP material and learn about the benefits to be gained from using consistent and stable polymers made from a known origin in a fully-integrated waste-to-materials recovery process,” said Steve Bell, Axion Polymers Commercial Operations Manager.
“Now we can offer complete end-to-end recycling capability for automotive and WEEE materials, we’re inviting customers to share in this success.”
Axion Polymers high-quality, 100 percent recycled Axpoly plastics, extracted and further refined at its Shredder Waste Advanced Processing Plant (SWAPP) at Trafford Park and Salford facility, offer significant carbon savings of between 50 percen and 75 percent when compared with virgin polymers.
The polymers suit diverse applications from drainage pipes to injected-moulded components for vehicles.