MBA Polymers has started what it claims is the world's first production of polycarbonate/ABS post-consumer recycled plastic from waste electrical and electronic equipment.
The PC/ABS plant is at the multinational plastics recycling and technology firm's facility at Kematen, Austria.
PC/ABS is used in a wide range of electronic products such as computer monitors, cellular phones and laptop computers, and is a highly-engineered blend of polycarbonate (PC) with acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS) often used in automotive applications.
MBA Polymers chief executive Richard McCombs, said: “These are exciting times for our engineering plastics business. The decision to develop PC/ABS products reflects our determination to meet the growing demand from customers for post-consumer recycled plastic as well as extending our commitment to sustainable growth.
“Every 1 percent increase in the usage of our waste benefits our return on investment enormously.”
MBA Polymers appointed its former chief executive McCombs to replace Nigel Hunton back in July 2015.
McCombs left the firm in 2012 but rejoined, along with Mike Biddle, MBA's founder, who also returned to the company in a consulting role.