Published On: Mon, Dec 12th, 2011


Eurocell, through its Merritt Plastics subsidiary, has officially opened a new PVC window recycling facility in Derbyshire, U.K. The company says

 when fully operational the facility will be able to process as many as 12,000 PVC window frames per week, making it the largest recycling facility for PVC frames in the United Kingdom.

Eurocell is a subsidiary of the Belgium-based chemical manufacturer Tessenderlo Group.
Albert Vasseur, Tessenderlo Group’s director of plastics converting, says, “This investment is another illustration of Tessenderlo Group’s focus on a sustainable business model, where we act as a service provider and turn waste or by-products into high-value products. At Eurocell, we are offering a double environmental benefit by recycling PVC and manufacturing more energy efficient products.”
The recycled PVC will be used to manufacture products such as thermal inserts and cavity closers used in window systems.
“The official opening marks the beginning of a new era for Eurocell in terms of sustainable manufacturing and offering an unbeatable green solution,” Patrick Bateman, Eurocell CEO, says. “As a company we are advanced in using the recycled material to manufacture innovative new products that help customers meet ever more stringent building performance requirements.”
Eurocell is a U.K.-based manufacturer and distributor of window, conservatory and roofline PVC-U profiles for the construction industry. Eurocell operates a nationwide network of more than 115 building plastics branches.
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