Technical knowledge-based compounder and recycler Luxus, has installed a new £1.5m compounding line at its manufacturing facility based in Louth, Lincolnshire.
As the UK’s largest independently owned producer of recycled and prime polymers, this latest investment supports its continued growth strategy, increasing its overall production capacity by 22 per cent.
Responsible for the manufacture of more than 45,000 tonnes of highly engineered thermoplastic compounds annually to both domestic and global markets, this new compounding line will enable Luxus to create an additional 10,000 tonnes.
This major strategic investment has been made in response to the ever-increasing demand from clients for faster processing time scales and greater output, while still delivering the very highest quality technical compounds.
Peter Atterby, managing director, Luxus, comments: “We are committed to producing high performance, yet sustainable compounds able to meet the demanding service and long-life requirements of rapidly growing sectors including, returnable transit packaging and civil engineering.
“Orders have been increasing for some time, so we required new equipment to enhance our infrastructure by supporting this demand, particularly for the development of polymer formulations for the progressively high-end colour specifications in these markets.”
Since Luxus works with materials from increasingly complex waste streams to help meet clients’ zero landfill goals, the compounding line will help satisfy these demands. It will deliver material process improvements that include better devolitisation through increased surface renewal and filtration to produce innovative sustainable polymers that are now much closer to prime.
This latest investment will help to secure the manufacturer’s future growth and will continue its tradition of innovation in the development of sustainable plastics.