HINGHAM, MASS.-A new recycler, SelecTech Inc., is opening in Massachusetts. The company, which will begin operating in January, will offer injection molded storage containers, waste containers, floor tiling and custom molding of recycled resins.
The firm is buying equipment now, and workers will operate an injection molding machine that uses recycled flake, not pellets, according to President Thomas Ricci-ardelli. He would not disclose the maker of the company's equipment.
``We can take many plastics as-is and use them at a much lower cost. We don't need a lot of washing,'' he said.
SelecTech will be using PVC coating from old wires, polypropylene from waste carpeting, high density polyethylene detergent containers and base cups from soda bottles.
The company will perform granulation and rinsing, he said in a Nov. 8 telephone interview.
The company, now headquartered in Hingham, has leased a 5,000-square-foot plant in Taunton, Mass., and it also has an option to expand into an adjacent facility, he said. The firm has seven employees, but that figure will increase to 20 within a year, Ricciardelli said.
Ricciardelli, along with two partners - Michael King and Chuck Dwyer - formed the company.