Axion Polymers has developed a variant of its recycled waste fridge plastic, Axpoly r-PS01, which is suitable for use by the toy industry
According to the company the material meets BS EN 71-3, which covers the specification for migration of certain elements from within the plastics used to mould components of toys.
Axion director Keith Freegard said: “Proving the EN 71 standard had been met was the key order-winning aspect for the ultimate customer of [one of our moulder clients]; a large supermarket chain in central Europe.
“They had insisted that the moulder used a plastic that was both ‘recycled' and able to meet the European toy standards. Axpoly r-PS01 was the only material available that ‘hit the spot' on both counts, so we won the order on that basis.
“As a result, we have high hopes that our recycled white polymer, which can be coloured to any desired shade, will gain wider acceptance and welcome enquiries from other product manufacturers in the toy or promotional gift market,” he added.