Minerals Resource Management, sister company to Hanson Cement, has opened an inorganic waste recycling factory, creating a product to slow the cement-making process.
Based at Kirkby, near Liverpool the plant produces Cemset from plasterboard, which retards the cement setting time.
MRM sales manager Juliet Currie said: Deliveries of plasterboard started within hours of the factory opening and processing is going well. The site is already well on its way to becoming a major inorganic waste recycling facility for Northern England.
Cemset is created from gypsum from recovered plasterboard found in the building and construction industries. The waste plasterboard is crushed, segregated and then passed through a rotating screen to produce the correct granule size.
Hanson Cement then mixes the gypsum with clinker to slow the setting time of cement.