VEKA Recycling Invests £200K in PVC-U Shredder to Increase Capacity

VEKA Recycling has invested more than £200,000 in an industrial PVC-U shredder from ARJES, a German-based specialist manufacturer.

Purchased to increase PVC-U recycling capacity at its state-of-the-art plant in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, the new shredder was installed and operational in February 2022.

According to VEKA Recycling’s Managing Director, Simon Scholes, this latest investment reinforces the organisation’s role in maximising the sustainability of PVC-U construction products through responsible recycling.

Simon said: “Landfill should be a thing of the past for post-consumer PVC-U fenestration, as well as offcuts and defective items generated during the manufacturing process. The addition of the ARJES shredder will help to increase throughput at our recycling facility, which has benefited from a £15m investment programme making it the most advanced of its kind in Europe.

Our closed-loop system ensures that PVC-U is treated as the valuable resource it is, enabling up to 350 years’ worth of usage from a single window or door while decreasing the amount of new PVC-U products that are manufactured using virgin material. This all helps to minimise the fenestration industry’s carbon footprint.”

VEKA Recycling collects and processes waste materials at its own site, guaranteeing that recycling standards and legal guidelines have been upheld at every stage. This means window fabricators and installers who use VEKA Recycling’s services can demonstrate their commitment to responsible recycling to their customers – and irradicate any fear of prosecution due to incorrect or illegal waste disposal.

Simon added: “If recycled responsibly, PVC-U can meet its full potential as the ultimate eco-friendly fenestration material and our latest machinery investment will help us achieve this.”

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