Axion Polymers (Stand D020) will present its range of Axpoly high-quality recycled engineering polymers suitable for injection moulding.
Created from a fully-integrated recycling process for end-of-life vehicles (ELV) and WEEE materials, all grades are fully traceable from the end user polymer grade back to the origin of the source material.
Manufactured to strict quality standards, all Axpoly grades are REACH-ready and RoHS-compliant.
On display will be the high impact polystyrene (HIPS), ABS, polypropylene and polystyrene grades, all of which can be customised to satisfy the demands of customers' application requirements.
They include Axpoly HIPS52 1009, suitable for a wide range of applications and recovered from automotive feedstocks, as is Axpoly ABS52 1000, a high-performance polymer ideal for the specific needs of end-user applications, such as components for motor vehicles and other durable goods.
On day one at the PRE Conference, Axion Polymers director Keith Freegard will be speaking on the ‘economic sandwich trap' and how the industry can ‘overcome the difficulty of keeping plastics recovery facilities viable and sustainable in the current economic environment'.
His talk will outline the financial squeeze placed on recyclers sandwiched between waste management companies seeking the best prices for their waste plastics bales and the primary packaging producers currently benefiting from very low virgin polymer prices. Freegard will also cover issues relating to output and sales, while offering insights into why some companies have failed and offer potential solutions for those that are struggling.
He says: “Clearly the current economic model is not working for large-scale post-consumer plastic recyclers and therefore we need to review the way the whole industry is structured to seek a long-term viable solution.”