Product Details Supplier Info More products

Plastics-separation technology designed and installed by Axion Engineering is helping an acoustic-materials manufacturer to recover and recycle more waste material for reuse in new products.

The novel air-flow separator was developed under a WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) Business Support scheme for Niko Coatings.

Its products are used throughout the automotive, construction and industrial sectors.

Axion developed the equipment to overcome the challenges of extracting greater amounts of clean plastic from filled foam layers in vehicle acoustic products.

A granulation process size reduces the returned waste and liberates the foam layer from the acoustic sheet.

The Axion-designed air-flow separator enables Niko to recover a cleaner recyclate stream, so that a higher percentage can be blended with virgin material for extrusion back into new products.

Axion Recycling Ltd was formed in 2001 by directors Keith Freegard and Roger Morton to develop and operate innovative processing solutions for recycling waste materials. Axion Polymers and Axion Consulting are two companies that have grown out of this business.

Axion Polymers' state-of-the-art factory in Salford processes waste plastics from WEEE primary treatment plants into high grade polymers. Based in Bramhall, Stockport, Axion Consulting was created in response to increased demand from a wide range of clients within the recycling and process industries for the practical development of new processing and collection methods.

Axion Polymers supplies polystyrenes and polyolefins under two brand names: Axplas and Axpoly. Axplas covers a range of general-purpose recycled plastics for less demanding applications. The Axpoly brand refers to technically specified polymer grades that satisfy more demanding extrusion and injection-moulding requirements.

Customers can select exactly the correct grade of recyclate for their individual requirements. This also provides greater confidence in product quality and its ultimate performance in new recycled goods; whether that is for compost bins, pipes or plasma TV stands. Polymers are supplied with datasheets providing technical specifications and product safety information.

Axion Consulting’s disciplines cover all aspects of waste recycling: from practical trials and process development for new recycling processes to more general chemical process design development.

View full profile