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Product News Round-up - 28 September 2012

Split lid bins encourage segregation of materials

Leafield Environmental UK, a manufacturer of plastic litter and recycling bins, showed its wide range of Envirobin recycling solutions at RWM, including the Meridian Envirobin (pictured).

This is a 110-litre rotationally moulded MDPE bin with a variety of split lid arrangements that can be changed easily to suit different waste streams. It is designed to encourage the segregation of recyclable materials at the point of collection.

Also on show was the Envirobin Smart E-Bins, produced from recycled materials, plus a series of confidential waste bins that assist data security compliance.

Axtec prevents against accidental overloading

lorry overloading axtec

Vehicle axle weighing technology firm Axtec talked to visitors at the show about its range of products.

These included its vehicle on-board systems to protect drivers and operators against accidental overloading (pictured); portable systems; and the Axtec 4000 dynamic drive-over weighbridge. This is claimed to be certified as the world’s most accurate dynamic weighbridge. Portable weighpads are available for sale or hire.

Axtec says that, as well as protecting against overloading, the systems are also essential to operators charging by weight.

The company is the sole supplier to the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency of dynamic enforcement weighbridges and is responsible for maintenance of the network.

Distributor heads the chain gang across the UK

Chain+Conveyor, the UK’s largest stockist of metric and imperial conveyor chain, has signed a sole distribution agreement with Italian chain manufacturer Sircatene.

The agreement gives exclusive rights to Chain+ Conveyor for engineered and special conveyor chains across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Neil Stott, senior partner, says: “We needed to source a European manufacturer for specialist engineered chain, and have been in discussions with Sircatene for some time.”

Chain+Conveyor will now be able to cover the entire spectrum of conveyor chain from its suppliers. Sircatene will supply chain for specialist applications and Donghua will offer standard conveyor chain.

Vehicle developments include Olympus Twin

Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle showcased a selection of its latest vehicle developments at RWM and unveiled the rebranding of its parent company, Ros Roca.

On-stand included the Olympus Twin Pack, as well as a Western Star dual-steer chassis developed for the Australian market. The company’s mobile exhibition unit was also on display.

Window waste is widely remanufactured

Merritt plastics

Merritt Plastics, which has been recycling PVC-U waste for more than 15 years, highlighted its one-stop, post-consumer PVC-U solution.

The service includes a national collection service for end-of-life PVC-U, recycling of the material at its Derbyshire facility through to manufacture of new PVC-U products.

Merritt links with other companies in its group to convert the recycled material into new energy-efficient window products.

The company had on show an example of the Eurologik window. But it says its range includes the UK’s only 100% post-consumer recycled British Board of Agrément- accredited cavity closers, plus commercial decking and automotive components.

A £3m investment at the end of last year enabled the company to expand capacity so that it can now recycle up to 12,000 PVC-U frames a week. Its parent company Eurocell won Materials Recycler of the Year (Large) at this year’s National Recycling Awards.

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