South east London-based PlasRecycle is to launch two higher quality grades of LDPE plastic recyclate pellets after a period of expansion and further investment in its facilities.
Using a proprietary wet cleaning process for the first time, the firm will be able to sell to a broader market and will seek increased sales from its plastics processor customer base worldwide.
The two new PlasRecycle products are part of the company's PlasLoop brand, launched late in 2015 in order to support the firm's growth with the strapline ‘Instead of Landfill'.
PlasRecycle managing director David Brookes says that the new PlasLoop materials will be available in the second quarter of 2016. The new processing abilities will extend the company's abilities to offer plastic pellets to a ready market of plastics processors, mainly in blown film, in the UK and abroad.
PlasRecycle research has determined only some 20% of UK local authorities are actively asking residents to recycle their plastic bags and other plastic films, but Brookes believes all polythene is recyclable including bread bags, laundry bags, multipack plastic packaging and many other items.