Louth-based compounder and recycler, Luxus, has announced the death of its founder.
Ron Tonn died suddenly on Wednesday 12th August from heart failure aged 83.
Chicago-born Tonn’s plastics career spanned five decades, establishing Luxus in January 1965. The company was created to recover existing waste plastics by re-engineering material that would otherwise be destined for landfill.
Peter Atterby, Managing Director, Luxus, described Ron Tonn as “a dear friend, a great and charismatic man and one of the UK’s few genuine plastics recycling pioneers.
“Ron created a business that was managed largely by hand in the early days to one that was at the very forefront of technology accelerating with a growing plastics industry. Luxus as a result, became a true leader in its field. He will be very sadly missed.”