The Most Advanced Plastics Recycling Facilities
Every year our 13 acre production site processes up to 40,000 MT (with the potential to rise to 60,000 MT) of Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR) from end of life vehicles and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Waste that we turn into high quality recycled polymers. Waste, that without our intervention, would go to landfill or incineration.
Mainly by-products from the large shredding and metal recovery process of end-of-life vehicles and durable goods, by the EMR Group, this rich, raw plastic feedstock is the starting point of our production process.
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Our site in Dover focusses on the recycling of post-industrial plastics from the automotive sector. Using ground breaking technology, this site has the capability to separate complex multi-layered waste streams including instrument panels found in today’s vehicles.
Through a series of processing stages, we have the ability to produce a recycled polymer to the same specification as the original part, closing the recycling loop by reprocessing many tonnes of post-production waste each week, which would have otherwise been sent to landfill.
The material is first sorted and processed by size to separate plastics and remove unwanted materials such as rubber, wood, glass, foam, dirt and paint.
Our sophisticated separation process allows us to produce a range of polymer grades including, ABS, PP, FPP, HIPS and HDPE.
Once cleaned and separated using our world leading patented technologies we formulate, blend and compound the granules, testing for quality at every stage.
Quality checks, certification and packaging together ensure every final product is of comparable quality to virgin polymer.
We’re only as good as our reputation. A reputation built on quality, built through rigorous testing:
In feed tests using specially developed in-house technology to check feedstock composition and purity
Processing purity tests every 20 minutes (equates to almost 3 tests per tonne – a total of 72 tests total per batch of 24MT tonnes).
24 MFI and moisture lab tests (every tonne bag of extruded product is tested and results are recorded and supplied by a Certificate of Analysis (COA) to customers) completed on finished goods.
A mechanical test comprising of impact strength, density of the material, flexural modulus and tensile stress at yield (results are recorded and supplied by COA to customers if required).
For a Business That Didn’t Even Exist Before 1992 We’ve Come a Long Way
We’ve taken concepts and technology from agriculture, from mining and even food technology to create innovative and original solutions to the most complex of plastic recycling challenges.
And every day we’re learning. Continually improved processes, continually improved quality and continually improved value for our customers.
In technology, in awareness, in sheer volume of waste yet to be processed and still ending up as landfill, we’ve a long, long way to go yet.