Vanden Recycling, a global plastics recycling business headquartered in the UK, has invested in new technology designed to enable the company to better support its customers’ needs, specifically regarding the quality of the recycled plastic feedstock processed. The investment includes a new laboratory at the company’s facility in Turkey containing high resolution and high accuracy equipment that aids in the analysis of recycled plastic, and new material scanning equipment for its Australian, European and UK operations.
These expanded technical capabilities allow Vanden to qualify material samples much faster, providing a more accurate assessment of material quality for customers.
This includes identifying plastic types, combinations of plastics, contaminations, multi-layers, melt flow rate and density which means even more certainty can be provided around material performance and consistency, as well as more accurate alignment with recycler or manufacturer requirements.
“Vanden`s global presence with teams on the ground, working closely with suppliers and customers, enables us to access all types of plastic waste and recyclables,” Damien van Leuven, Vanden CEO said. “Correct identification of material quality at source and the subsequent control through the production process is the main factor affecting the success of the plastic re-entering the supply chain.”
Meanwhile, the company has also embarked on a recruitment drive to bring further technical expertise into the business.
According to Global HR director Matt Haynes, Vanden is hiring across all its teams in every location. “This industry is growing, and we are looking for passionate, driven, and entrepreneurial people to join our values-based company.”