The SWAPP lab at Axion's Trafford facility
Resource recovery specialist Axion will be showcasing its polymer products derived from ELV, plus processing engineering, training and laboratory services from both its Consulting and Polymers divisions at the PRE Show, Telford International Centre in June.
Of particular interest to visitors, says the company, will be sales of its high-performance polymers derived from end-of-life vehicles; process design services, such as plant design and optimisation and laboratory testing services.
Derived from end-of-life vehicles (ELV), Axpoly r-PP51 is a black polypropylene (PP) polymer for use in closed-loop applications in new automotive-related products, such as the BMW Mini air vent component, plus wider manufacturing industries. Axion will also be launching a new styrenic polymer grade at the show.
“There is tremendous scope for re-using recycled polymers sourced from old vehicles entering the UK’s scrap car ‘graveyard’ back into new motor vehicles’ components and other plastic goods; thereby stimulating a circular economy for these sustainable materials,” commented Axion Director, Keith Freegard.
“To fully close the loop, we need a wholesale shift to a circular flow of materials based around a strong UK economy where all plastics used for products are captured, efficiently reprocessed and reused for manufacturing new ones.”
Axion specialises in resource recovery engineering, designing and commissioning innovative processing plants and plant modifications for other companies in the resource recovery sector. It also has expertise in setting up collection trials and schemes for particular industry waste material streams.
Its stand, E022 will also be presenting its comprehensive engineering services for materials processors, such as plant performance analysis and compositional analysis, which help operators to optimise management of their waste handling material systems.
As well as the plastics sector, Axion’s expertise also covers designing plants for resource recovery of a variety of waste streams including metals, end-of-life vehicles (ELV), aggregates and solid recovered fuel (SRF).