Axion will display a range of its recycled polymers suitable for injection moulded parts
Plastics recycler Axion Polymers will be presenting its range of Axpoly high quality recycled engineering polymers suitable for injection moulding when it exhibits at PDM in Telford next month.
Created from a fully-integrated recycling process for end-of-life vehicles (ELV) and WEEE materials, all grades are fully traceable from the end user polymer grade back to the origin of the source material.
Axion’s control of the entire process means it can offer a consistent polymer supply and price stability because its cost of incoming raw material is not linked to volatile oil markets. Manufactured to strict quality standards, all Axpoly grades are REACH-ready and RoHS-compliant.
On display will be the HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene), ABS, polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) grades, all of which can be customised to satisfy the demands of customers’ application requirements.
They include Axpoly HIPS52 1009, suitable for a wide range of applications and recovered from automotive feedstocks, as is Axpoly ABS52 1000, a high-performance polymer ideal for the specific needs of end-user applications, such as components for motor vehicles and other durable goods.
On Day One at the PRE Conference, Axion Polymers Director Keith Freegard will be speaking on the ‘economic sandwich trap’ and how the industry can ‘overcome the difficulty of keeping plastics recovery facilities viable and sustainable in the current economic environment’.
His talk will outline the financial squeeze placed on recyclers sandwiched between waste management companies seeking the best prices for their waste plastics bales and the primary packaging producers currently benefiting from very low virgin polymer prices. Keith will also cover issues with output and sales, while offering insights into why some companies have failed and offer potential solutions for those that are struggling.
“Clearly the current economic model is not working for large-scale post-consumer plastic recyclers and therefore we need to review the way the whole industry is structured to seek a long-term viable solution,” Freegard explained.
Visitors to Axion’s stand who leave their business card can be entered into a prize draw for a Kindle e-reader. They can also learn about their other grades - Axpoly PP51 1000, a black polypropylene and Axpoly PS01 3000, a white polystyrene derived from fridge feedstocks that can be colour-matched and is suitable for injection moulding.