Canada – Canada Fibers has commissioned its Urban Polymers plastics recycling plant in Toronto. The facility will convert post-consumer and post-industrial waste into pure, homogeneous materials using ‘state-of-the art equipment’ and globally-sourced additive formulations.
Urban Polymers’ 16 000 square metre facility will go into commercial operation this spring, with a processing capacity of more than 11 000 tonnes per year of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) flake and 5000 tonnes per year of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) pellets. The business claims it will provide customers with material of ‘unrivalled purity and consistency’.
Mark Badger, the previous ceo of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association who will head up the operation, says: ‘We have assembled an experienced technical team who are targeting industry segments not yet penetrated in North America.’
Canada Fibers was established almost 25 years ago as a paper recovery business. Its services now cover separation, recovery and marketing of post-consumer materials including aluminium and glass as well as plastics.