Eurocell has opened a £3m PVC-U recycling plant in Derbyshire with a capacity to process up to 12,000 end-of-life window frames per week.
The company says the investment makes Ilkeston-based Merritt Plastics (part of Eurocell) the largest and most advanced post-consumer PVC-U recycling plant in the UK.
The Eurocell group says it provides customers with a completely closed-loop recycling process involving manufacturing new products from end-of-life PVC-U frames removed from site.
At Eurocell this includes products such as cavity closers and PVC-U thermal inserts, both of which help improve the thermal performance of buildings. These products are manufactured in the same area as the recycling process, which minimises the carbon footprint further.
“The official opening marks the beginning of a new era for our group in terms of sustainable manufacturing and offering an unbeatable ‘green’ solution,” said Eurocell chief executive Patrick Bateman.
“As a company we are advanced in using the recycled material to manufacture innovative new products that help customers meet ever more stringent building performance requirements.”
- Photo caption: Simon Readman (General Manager – Merritt Plastics), Cllr Kevin Miller (Mayor of Erewash), Councillor George Wharmby (Chairman of Derbyshire County Council), Albert Vasseur (Director, Plastics Converting at Tessenderlo Group), Patrick Bateman, Eurocell Chief Executive Officer