NEW YORK - Bronx 2000 Inc., a multimaterial recycler in the Bronx, is working with the state of New York to develop markets for plastics from recycled durable goods. In a partnership with the state's Office of Recycling Market Development, Bronx 2000 will create the Empire Center for Recycling Enterprise Development, an effort to develop markets for both recycled wood and plastics.
``This will be a new area for us,'' said David Muchnick, president of Bronx 2000 and executive director of the center. ``We have done some pioneering work in recycling, but on the plastics side, only for commodity resins like high density polyethylene, PET and others.
``The engineering plastics commonly found in durable goods like computer housings, household appliances and other electronic equipment will be new to us,'' he said.
Muchnick said the firm will concentrate on methods to identify and separate plastic parts from durable goods, and work with manufacturers on product design and collection schemes.
The company got $500,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency and $250,000 from the state to implement the venture. The firm plans to use the funds during the next 18 months to set up the sorting and processing center.
Nicos Polymers adds granulator, space
EASTON, PA.-Nicos Polymers & Grinding Inc. recently announced a $2 million expansion.
The custom grinder purchased a 25,000-square-foot facility on seven acres of land in Easton, Pa., where the firm based.
Also as part of the expansion, Nicos bought a $250,000 Cumberland Engineering granulator that will increase its capacity from 35 million pounds per year currently to 60 million pounds.
The company also announced it has hired Terry Fretz as operations manager.