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Axion Polymers can now supply its Axfoil recycled extruded sheet product in new shades to suit thermo-forming or sheet conversion applications.

Packaging items, office products such as folders or document holders, and even business or credit cards, are among potential uses for the polymer derived from recycled fridge plastic, said the company.

Available in reels to varying widths and thicknesses, Axfoil is manufactured to ISO 9000 quality-controlled standards.

Originally launched as a black polystyrene sheet for a range of uses from horticultural pots to in-store POS displays, Axfoil offers huge CO2 impact savings.

When made in polystyrene material recovered from WEEE plastic waste, 90 per cent less CO2 is used in manufacture compared to virgin polymer.

It can also be made from PP plastic.

ROHS-compliant and REACH-ready, it undergoes stringent quality testing and is supplied with full specification data sheets.

Polymer properties can be modified to optimise the recycled plastic for various product applications – from engineering to furnishing sectors.

Samples of moulded items can be thermoformed in Axion’s laboratory, giving clients a ’preview’ of how their product will look in a fully recycled sheet.

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.

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