CNC Recycling announces new plant in £2 million investment

PVC-U Window Recycling specialist, CNC Recycling, has completed the installation of a brand new, state-of-the-art recycling facility with sorting and separating equipment for the recovery of clean white and jazz (coloured) of both post-industrial and post-consumer PVC-U streams.

Installation of a Delta Cleaner, Hamos EKS electrostatic separator and CIMBRIA colour sorting equipment completes the first phase of the install with the integration of a HAMOS KWS unit to follow in April.

It represents an overall investment by CNC Recycling in the region of £2,000,000 over the course of the last 12 months into its infrastructure of recycling old windows and doors back into the fenestration industry.

The installation of the new plant and equipment will allow for the final processing of PVC-U ready for extrusion.

According to CNC Recycling, the introduction of the new Hamos separators will achieve PVC-U purities of 99.5% in one pass. The CIMBRIA colour sorting system, which is equipped with high resolution trichromatic cameras, separates colour impurities still remaining in the material, so that the PVC-U is refined to the highest possible quality ready for extrusion.

Managing director, Melanie Coates, commented: “The investment was the next natural step in our PVC-U recycling process to create a closed loop. One of the big hurdles in reuse is processing PVC-U so that it can be used effectively into the extrusion of new products.

“Therefore, we have installed a plant that can clean and refine to the highest possible standards. We are very proud of the innovative and technological system installed.”

This latest development is the latest in a series of significant investments across the whole of CNC Recycling’s facility. Over the last 12 months the company has invested in additional shredding/granulation/washing and separation steps to recover ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel from the PVC-U waste streams as well as stones, glass and other impurities.

To compliment the processing/recovery arm of the company CNC has also added three new tractor units and trailers to its fleet complete with Terberg truck mounted forklift trucks and over 10 new smaller collection vehicles.

The company now has a fleet of 40 vehicles to ensure it is delivering a first-class service to its nationwide customer base.

These are all covered with a new digital paperless waste transfer note system designed specifically for CNC by My Data Crate ensuring all its suppliers are compliant with the necessary legislation.

Investment has continued into staff, which now number 55, with the main area of growth being collection drivers, but also in the sales team based at the new office in Goole. More customer service staff have been added to the team to ensure customers always have a direct contact should they have a problem, need a collection or have a question they need answering.

CNC Recycling says that it has always promoted the message that PVC-U windows are truly sustainable.

Its recycling schemes and partnerships together with a nationwide network of recycling centres (14) and extensive fleet of collection vehicles, means that the company now offers every window fabricator and installer in the UK the ability to recycle all of their old window frames to ensure this primary resource of raw material is captured and never lost to landfill.