Veka Recycling Ltd. is “closing the recycling loop in the UK” with its investment of almost £1 million in its Kent, England, facility to produce high-quality recyclate suitable for PVC extruded products.
A new compounding line will enable Veka Recycling, an accredited Recovinyl recycler, to supply European markets with PVC pellets derived from post-industrial or post-consumer window frame material. This is in addition to the existing supplies of both pellet and micronized PVC from its German and French factories, said the firm.
Tony Cattini, managing director of Veka Recycling, claimed the investment will help to meet continuing demand for recycled content in new products with all the associated economic and environmental benefits for manufacturers and consumers.
“It also underlines our commitment to progressive growth and development in this sector as well as continuing to offer a sustainable and reliable outlet for PVC window waste,” he continued.
Simon Scholes, Veka Recycling's business administration manager, explained the investment is part of the Recovinyl ‘Pull Market' model, involving both the existing recycling network and convertors. This concept has been created to support the re-use of as much post-consumer and post-industrial PVC from the market as possible by stimulating the regular use of recycled material in production processes.
“This is becoming more widespread with recycled PVC being used in new window profiles such as Veka's Infiniti, as well as other plastic building products,” he said.