Exclusive supply partnership

Veka Compounds, a division of Veka Recycling, and Verplas, a manufacturer of PVC ventilation ducting, have signed an exclusive partnership for the supply of high-quality recycled PVCU pellet.

Established in 1986, Verplas produces high quality ventilation ducting, predominantly for the domestic sector. The company manufactures its products using sophisticated extrusion and injection moulding technology and has pioneered the use of recycled virgin PVCU in the production of its extruded ducting products.

Verplas has now further enhanced its environmental credentials by using recycled post-consumer window and door frames, and has signed an exclusive supply agreement with Veka Compounds.

The move comes following a visit by Verplas managing director Derren Gittins to Veka’s recycling plant at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. The site was recently fully commissioned after a two-year construction programme that has created the most advanced plant of its type in Europe, the company said.

After the visit, Derren reduced Verplas’s recycled polymer suppliers from three to focus on Veka as a single source.

“Verplas’s mission is to manufacture the finest products of their type and in doing so, create healthier homes for a cleaner future,” Derren said.

“We intend to achieve this by leading change in the indoor air quality industry and an important part of this goal is the use of increasingly sustainable methods and materials.

“My visit to the Veka Compounds plant convinced me that we could take a big stride towards this by taking all of our extrusion compounds from Veka; its quality is superb, produced by the most advanced processes available.”