Applied Component Technology has recently commissioned a new 900-tonne press to expand capacity for existing projects and increase processing capability for new projects using recycled plastics.
Applied Component Technology (ACT), based in Wrexham, has been using recycled plastic for some automotive applications for a number of years. In the last two years, public awareness of single-use plastics has dramatically changed the perception of the plastics industry. With television programs highlighting the effects of plastics in the ecosystem, ACT is actively promoting its intention to reduce the reliance upon prime grades.
David Lewis, Sales Manager for non-automotive, said:
“We are seeing more and more enquiries where the need for processing recycled material is the driver for growth. One enquiry specifically centred around the processing of plastic waste collected from beaches here in the UK. The material is to be cleaned and granulated ready for use in our facility.”
With a growing demand for a cleaner environment, ACT is leading the way by processing various recycled polymers in favour of prime materials.