PVC building profiles extruder Eurocell has made its third company acquisition in the space of a year. It has bought Merritt Plastics which is a rigid PVC recycling and extrusion company. Merritt last year invested some £500,000 at its 60,000 ft² Ilkeston, Derbyshire, site to increase its ability to handle post-consumer window frames to around 400 tonnes/month. It is a certified member of the Recovinyl scheme for reclaiming PVC. Merritt Plastics founder Simon Readman remains with the company.
Eurocell has its own in-house recycling facilities, but the acquisition of Merritt gives it an extra environmental string, able to complete the loop of installing new windows and recycling those it is replacing. It has an internal market for reclaimed PVC in Cavalok Building Products, which it bought at the end of last year and which makes cavity closure systems from 100 per cent post-consumer recycled PVC. Earlier last year Eurocell bought competitor Plastmo Profiles of Nottingham.
Eurocell Profiles is part of the Belgian PVC giant Tessenderlo Group, and its sister company Eurocell Building Products has more than 90 branches throughout Britain from which it distributes PVC profiles.