Sheet colours open up new markets

Paul Boughton
White, green or any colour in between, Axion Polymers can now supply its Axfoil 100 per cent recycled extruded sheet product in new shades to suit any customer or market requirements – particularly thermo-forming or sheet conversion applications.

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

Available in reels to varying widths and thicknesses, Axfoil is manufactured to the same ISO 9000 quality-controlled standards as the plastic recycler’s proven Axpoly recycled polymers. Originally launched as a black polystyrene sheet for a range of uses from horticultural pots to in-store POS displays, Axfoil is a quality and sustainable alternative that 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.
Axion produces some of the highest grade recycled polymers in the world from 100 per cent post-consumer plastics, such as TV casings and fridges, at its state-of-the-art Salford plant. 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 that is 100 per cent suitable for their manufacturing purposes.

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