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  • Axion Polymers introduces new recycled polymer grades

    Axion Polymers has introduced new polymer grades of ABS, polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), recycled from end-of-life automotive and WEEE resources, following further investment in its plastics refinery plant to increase extrusion capacity and improve melt filtration technology. The Salford-based recycling specialist is one of a few companies in the UK to offer post-consumer recycled ABS ...

  • Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry

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  • Custom recycled polymer blends are new focus for Axion Polymers

    Plastics recycler Axion Polymers has recruited a dedicated polymer technologist to its technical sales team with a specific focus on expanding its range of Axpoly and Axplas high-grade 100% recycled polymers for new markets and specific end user requirements. Shaun Phizacklea, a Manchester University chemistry graduate with extensive experience in rigid plastic recycling, joins Commercial ...

  • New polymer could enable oil recycling in the UK

    A groundbreaking new technology that could enable users to solidify and recycle oil is nearly ready for release in the UK. Already being put to use in the US to clean up the Deepwater oil disaster, CI Agent technology allows oils, petrols and other hydrocarbons to be recycled into asphalt. The chemical is an environmentally friendly blend of seven polymers, which bonds to hydrocarbons of ...

  • New roles at Axion Polymers’ ELV recycling plant

    Axion Polymers has made two new senior appointments at its advanced automotive shredder waste processing plant (SWAPP) in Trafford Park. Mike Bennett is promoted to Technical Manager with wider responsibility for longer-term large-scale development projects at Axion. The SWAPP facility already delivers the 2015 EU ELV 95% recycling and ...

  • Axion Polymers launches Axpoly PP51 from ELV

    Axion Polymers has added Axpoly PP51, derived from end-of-life vehicles (ELV), to its range of 100% recycled polymer materials after months of detailed research and significant investment. The Salford-based recycling specialist claims its new high performance grade of black polypropylene (PP) has great potential for closed-loop applications in new automotive-related ...

  • Axion Polymers’ plastics recycling process impresses MP

    Innovative and complex processes used to extract plastics from end-of-life vehicles impressed a local MP during a tour of Axion Polymers’ Salford recycling plant in March. Rebecca Long Bailey, MP for Salford and Eccles and Shadow Treasury Minister met production staff and was shown around the site by Axion Director Roger Morton and Commercial Operations Manager Steve Bell. ...

  • Axion Polymers wins Environmental Award for carbon reduction

    Axion Polymers has won the coveted Chemicals Northwest Environmental Technology for the Chemical Industry Award for commitment to reducing its carbon impact on the environment and providing sustainable recycled high quality plastics products with a long-term future. The award recognises efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of chemical manufacturing through ...

  • Axion Polymers appoints new General Manager

    UK-based Axion Polymers has appointed Gary Welsh as General Manager to drive the plastics recycling specialist to the next levels of growth and meet rising demand for the company’s high-grade 100% recycled polymer products. A highly-experienced manager with a background in polymer processing and automotive components, Gary will be focusing on restructuring and increasing capacity at ...

  • Axion Polymers appoints new Salford Operations Manager

    Axion Polymers has appointed Laura Smith as Commercial Operations Manager at its plastics processing site in Salford following the departure of Steve Bell after 15 years with the company. Steve, who is taking up a new management role with a leading UK master-batch and additives producer, started working at the Langley Road South site as a polymer colourist in September 2001. He has seen ...

  • Technical expertise drives expansion for Axion Polymers

    Axion Polymers’ technical capability in creating tailor-made recycled polymer grades for customers’ product applications is driving expansion for the Manchester-based plastics recycler. Demand is rising, particularly from the construction, drainage, water and horticultural sectors, for sustainably-sourced and competitively-priced high-grade polymers that can be formulated to match ...

  • Axion Polymers scoops Sustainable Technology Award

    Axion Polymers has won another accolade for its ground-breaking Axpoly® PS13 – the UK’s first polymer to gain a carbon footprint. The plastics recycling specialist, part of the Manchester-based Axion Group, scooped the Sustainable Technology Award in the 2010 IChemE Awards announced in November. The Sustainable Technology category ...

  • Axion Polymers’ recycled products go global

    UK-based Axion Polymers’ recycled products are going global following acceptance of their Axpoly PS01 & Axpoly r-PP51 brands in Materials Libraries around the world. Certificates of Excellence have been awarded for both polymers, derived from post-consumer sources, which are now included as 20cm x 20cm plaques in Material Connexion’s library of innovative materials in New ...

  • Axion Polymers strengthens its product development team

    Axion Polymers has re-structured its product development team with a sharper focus on customer-specific requirements as demand continues to grow for its quality-assured 100% recycled polymers, toll compounding and laboratory testing services. Steve Bell, who has worked as Product Development Manager since the Salford recycling facility opened in 2006, is promoted to Commercial Operations Manager ...

  • MP visits Axion Polymers’ ELV recycling plant

    Manchester-based plastic reprocessor Axion Polymers hosted a visit from Kate Green MP who praised the company’s progress in expanding its technical resource recovery capabilities and creating skilled employment opportunities. She toured Axion’s multi-million pound Shredder Waste Advanced Processing Plant (SWAPP) at Trafford Park, Manchester, one of the most ...

  • Carbon equals cash: the value of low carbon polymers

    Axion Polymers has achieved its Climate Change Agreement (CCA) target; firmly underlining its commitment to energy-efficient production of sustainable low carbon polymer products derived from end-of-life vehicles and waste electrical and electronic equipment. Two years ago, the Manchester-based plastics recycler was one of the first companies in its sector to sign up to the Government’s ...

  • Recycled polymers could stimulate return to ‘Made in GB’

    Recycled polymers could help stimulate a return to plastic product manufacturing in the UK as changing attitudes towards sustainability and rising costs for Far Eastern producers present new market opportunities for British companies. According to Keith Freegard, Director of Salford-based Axion Polymers, tapping into the UK’s proven plastics recycling infrastructure as well as the ...

  • Axion Polymers closing the Chinese plastic recycling loop

    Axion Polymers is blazing a trail for greater recycled content in plastic goods destined for European and Chinese markets by developing exports of fully and part-processed polymers to manufacturers and OEMs in China who can then demonstrate low-carbon credentials. The Salford-based plastics recycler was named a Finalist in the recent UKTI’s North West China Rising Star Awards for ...

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