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Axion Polymers enhances lab testing with new XRF analyser

  • 4 May 2021

Axion Polymers invests in new laboratory test equipment at its Salford-based plastics recycling facility. This will allow for more accurate and rigorous material testing of its recycled polymer infeed material and finished products.

Designed for regulatory compliance screening, the XRF X-MET8000 Expert CG handheld analyser identifies regulated elements, usually metals, within the plastic infeed material. Crucially, the Hitachi High-Tech device identifies and measures substances of very high concern (SVCH) and restricted persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

Axion‘s Salford plant refines plastics extracted from waste electrical goods and end-of-life vehicles (auto shredder waste) at their nearby facility at Trafford Park, Manchester. The resulting high-quality recycled engineering polymers are REACH and RoHS-compliant and match virgin material quality for use in a wide range of new products.

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‘Set us apart from other recyclers’

Mark Keenan, Axion’s Business Development Manager, says: “This state-of-the-art XRF analyser means Axion‘s customers can have a very high level of confidence that the material they are buying complies with REACH and RoHS regulations.

“Enhancing our lab capabilities enables us to deal with the ever-changing landscape of material testing requirements and gives us the ability to comply with any changes in the permitted levels of SVCHs and POPs in the future.”

“Having this technology on site will be a big plus and help set us apart from other recyclers.”

He notes that demand for recycled polymers in all sectors is currently high, adding: “The automotive and electrical markets are realising that they are going to have to include recycled content in their goods.

“I am getting enquiries on a daily basis from manufacturers looking to replace virgin plastics.”

About Axion

Axion Polymers is part of the Axion Group that develops and operates innovative resource recovery and processing solutions for recycling waste materials. The Group works with a wide range of clients within the recycling and process industries on the practical development of new processing and collection methods.

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