The PIM process starts with ordinary plastic waste
Environmental Recycling Technologies (ERT), a developer of innovative technologies specifically focussing on plastic waste recycling, has announced collaboration with UK-based reprocessor, Axion, for the supply of materials for the company’s patented Powder Impression Moulding (PIM) process.
The collaboration between the two companies will reportedly see Axion producing bespoke recipes of blended recycled plastic material for use by ERT's existing and future licensees.
ERT says this will enable the licensees to focus on manufacturing PIM products by ensuring the consistent supply of quality-assured recycled plastic material. Axion will be the preferred source of supply of recycled polymers for ERT's licensees in the UK.
"We are delighted to have secured this strategic commercial agreement with such a respected firm as Axion,” commented Lee Clayton, ERT’s Managing Director. “As our materials supply partner, Axion will develop and supply bespoke recycled plastic materials appropriate to our licensees' requirements."
Axion is one of the UK's largest processors of automotive plastic waste and operates one of the most advanced plastic recycling facilities in Europe. The company has historically supplied several of ERT's licensees with material produced from its recycling facility in Manchester.
Axion Director, Keith Freegard, said: "The timing of this exciting business development opportunity could not be better. As we continue to grow our capability to recycle plastic materials from end-of-life vehicles and waste electronics, we need to be creating new markets for those mixed plastic fractions which are the inevitable by-product of all high-grade polymer refinery operations. We see the PIM process as an excellent new technology to make shaped performance products for a diverse range of end-markets, including both automotive and electrical goods in which we are already active players."