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Opening of UK’s largest PVC profiles recycling plant

United Kingdom – Through its subsidiary Eurocell, industrial conglomerate Tessenderlo Group has invested Euro 3.5 million in creating the UK’s largest – and what is claimed to be the country’s most advanced – PVC recycling operation. At the new plant in Derbyshire, the Eurocell closed-loop recycling system can process up to 12 000 end-of-life window frames per week.

The recycled PVC material is used for the manufacture of new energy-efficient products such as thermal inserts and cavity closers used in window systems. These building products, manufactured from 100% recycled PVC, help to reduce heat loss from windows and enhance the thermal as well as environmental performance of buildings.

Eurocell is the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of window, conservatory and roofline PVCu profiles for the construction industry. It operates a nationwide network of well over 100 building plastics branches serving trade and DIY customers. ‘The official opening marks the beginning of a new era for Eurocell in terms of sustainable manufacturing,’ says CEO Patrick Bateman. ‘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.’

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