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  • Register Now for the 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Educational Webinar Series

    As The Voice of Plastics Recycling®, APR consistently seeks to recognize and promote innovations that enhance the recyclability of a new or existing package or container. APR promotes the long-term growth and development of plastics recycling by providing the leadership and tools necessary to support the sustainability of the industry. Innovation drives the growth of recycling, and is ...

  • 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

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092427/Global-Biodegradable-Polymers-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic This ...


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  • Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092427/Global-Biodegradable-Polymers-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic This ...


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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 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • The new POLYPACK® generation, for continuous and automatic preparation of polymers

    The new POLYPACK® generation, for continuous and automatic preparation of polymersWith over 20 years experience in the design, manufacture and supply of polymer (flocculants) preparation systems, Milton Roy Europe is pleased to offer the new POLYPACK® AP+ series. The POLYPACK® AP+ is a 3-compartment tank unit aimed at continuously and automatically providing a polymer solution.WHAT’S NEW Thanks ...


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  • Tomra Sorting Highlights Commercial Opportunities in Polymer Recycling

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling will be exhibiting at Arabplast - the largest plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry trade show in MENA region. Experts from TOMRA Sorting Recycling will highlight the very latest innovations in sensor-based sorting technology, with a strong focus on polymer recycling including PET bottle sorting and PET flake sorting at Arabplast (10 - 13 January 2015, Dubai ...


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  • 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 ...

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