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Axion Polymers’ recycled products go global

UK-based Axion Polymers’ recycled products, suitable for a range of manufacturing industries, are going global following acceptance of their Axpoly PS01 & Axpoly r-PP51 brands in Materials Libraries around the world.
Published 23 January 2014

Certificates of Excellence have been awarded for both polymers, derived from post-consumer sources, which are now included as 20cm x 20cm plaques in Material Connexion’s library of innovative materials in New York.

Axpoly PS01, a high-grade white polystyrene polymer sourced from post-consumer waste fridge plastic, caught the Library’s attention after being featured in the UK and European plastics trade media as the first recycled PS with EU toy approval.

Its toy grade variant Axpoly r-PS01 satisfies stringent British Standard testing to BS EN 71-3, which covers the specification for migration of certain elements from within the plastics used to mould toy components.

Derived from end-of-life vehicles (ELV), Axpoly r-PP51 is a high performance grade of black polypropylene (PP) suitable for use in closed-loop applications in new automotive-related products, as well as the utility, construction and wider manufacturing industries. The Axpoly brand name is a UK registered trademark of Manchester-based Axion Recycling Ltd

Having been accepted by Materials Connexion’s panel of creative professionals in America, Axion was asked to submit a further 15 samples of the two polymers for showcasing in their libraries worldwide.

These are now displayed in Bangkok, Beijing, Cologne, Daegu, Istanbul, Milan, Seoul, and Shanghai, and Sweden with a corresponding product description and contact details in their online database.

Axion’s Marketing Manager Caroline Howarth commented: “Having our recycled polymers featured in these worldwide Materials Libraries is a great opportunity to attract interest in our sustainable polymer product ranges, which will hopefully increase sales and the use of recycled plastics in many more innovative applications.”

Axion Polymers is part of the Axion Group that develops and operates innovative resource recovery and processing solutions for recycling waste materials. The Group works with a wide range of clients within the recycling and process industries on the practical development of new processing and collection methods.

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