Mexico City — Mexican recycling firm Plasticos Amigables al Ambiente SA de CV will add a new extrusion line to recycle PVC later this year.
The new line is needed so that recycled PVC material does not come in contact with the polyethylene, polypropylene and thermoplastic polyolefins that also are recycled by the Mexico City-based firm, general director Eduardo Martinez said March 8 at Plastimagen 2016 in Mexico City.
Adding the new line also will allow Plasticos Amigables to add five or six new jobs. The firm shares a manufacturing plant with compounder Plasticos a la Medida and several other plastics firms.
Martinez also serves as general director of Plasticos a la Medida. He also previously served as president of Mexican plastics trade group Anipac.
In the Mexican plastics recycling market, Martinez said that the post-industrial market right now seems to have more of a future than post-consumer recycling. This is partly because lower oil prices have driven down resin prices, taking prices for recycled material down as well, he added.
Plasticos Amigables — founded in 2009 — does a large amount of business in the automotive market. Plasticos a la Medida operates a compounding line making materials based on PE and PP, mainly for the specialty packaging market. The firm also does toll compounding work.