MBA Polymers Inc. took over a new production site in Mauna near Dresden on July 19th, 2019. The site in Germany is held by the subsidiary MBA Polymers Germany GmbH. It will be MBA Polymers 5th recycling facility using its patented process producing a state-of-the art post-consumer plastic. With this facility MBA Polymers makes use of the growing quantities of WEEE in Germany and Europe and the global demand for post-consumer plastics.

MBA Polymers is expanding its activities in this promising region. It plans to hire initially 20 specialists in the field of material flow and quality management. From January 2020 onwards 17.500 metric tons of WEEE will be processed in Mauna annually. The new site covers an area of 16.000 m2, of which 5.500 m2 is production space. In the high-tech plant, post-consumer plastics (ABS, HIPS, PP and PC/ABS) are extracted from WEEE. The material is further separated and processed into high-quality plastics in exceptionally complex and in-house developed processes. MBA Polymers is aiming to further expand its production activities in Germany.

“We being present in Germany, a promising market for post-consumer plastic recycling. I am looking forward commissioning MBA Polymers 5th plant beginning of 2020 in Saxonia and further reduce global CO2 emissions by replacing virgin plastics” said Felix-Michael Weber, CEO of MBA Polymers Inc. 

Plastics reprocessor MBA Polymers UK announces the acquisition of Dover-based automotive plastics recycler, PPR Wipag.

Formed in 1995, PPR Wipag specialises in the processing of post-industrial plastics from the automotive industry. This includes multi-layered parts such as car bumpers and dashboards which it converts into closed loop resins.

MBA Polymers UK is a specialist in the processing of post-consumer plastics from Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

As part of the acquisition PPR Wipag will become MBA Polymers UK’s post-industrial arm.

MBA Polymers UK is a production unit at Worksop in Nottinghamshire build by MBA Polymers in 2010 and transferred to the licensee and cooperation partner EMR Group in 2018.

Outputs are compounded at the facility into high quality virgin replacement polymer grades which is sold under the MBA Polymers brand worldwide.

Dr. Felix-Michael Weber, CEO of MBA Polymers Inc. says that the acquisition supports the company’s long-term growth strategy to increase its product portfolio and provide a “complete closed loop offering”.

“The merger will bring benefits and new opportunities and is the ideal solution for the evolution of our business. We are now in the position to offer a true “cradle to grave” recycling solution to the Automotive Industry in the UK & beyond.” says Paul Mayhew, MBA Polymers UK general manager.

On 17.01.2019 the European Patent office issued a new process patent to MBA Polymers Inc with Nr EP14707916.4: Process and Requirement for the recovery of plastic from durable goods (ASR, ESR, WSR)

MBA Polymers Inc founded a fully owned subsidiary in India in order to develope a waste management and post-consumer plastic production unit in Pune, India. The new MBA plant shall utilise up to 100.000 mt of electronic and automotive plastic waste in order to produce post consumer plastic for the booming Indian and Asian market. MBA Polymers is targeting to service new Indian customers and its international customer from 2019 onwards. MBA Polymers Inc has appointed Mr Piyush Brahmin and Hansel Scherz as the Technical and Commercial General Manger.

Worksop based plastics recycling company, MBA Polymers, is set to increase its production capacity on October 1st 2017. This increase will create 8 new jobs and result in an additional 600 metric tonnes of mixed plastic being diverted from landfill.

MBA Polymers UK, which recycles plastics from automotive shredder residue (ASR) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), has reported an increase in demand for all of its products. In particular, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Polystyrene (PS), which is sold into a variety of applications including automotive interiors, electronics and cosmetic casings, are in high demand from Europe and the US.

“This is an exciting step for MBA Polymers. The increase in capacity will accommodate the extra demand for product, whilst also allowing us to explore new product development”, said Paul Mayhew, MBA Polymers General Manager.

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MBA Polymers Inc., is a world leader in the production of post-consumer recycled plastics. We source 100% of our feedstock from post-consumer goods diverted from landfill or incineration, and our proprietary process means that a single tonne of our recycled product saves approximately 4.8 tons of CO2 compared with the manufacture of virgin materials.

MBA Polymers UK is a JV with EMR (European Metal Recycling), one of the world’s largest metal recyclers with approximately 170 facilities globally. Please visit EMR’s website http://emrgroup.com/ for more information on the Group and recent developments.

Release date: September 12th 2017

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Our joint venture partner EMR is a prime example of another successful recycling pioneer. With heritage dating back to the 1940s, the company now employs 3,500 people and operates at 150 locations worldwide. Its core business is recycling scrap metal from sources such as end-of-life vehicles, consumer products and industrial, construction and demolition waste, with sales of ten million tonnes of recycled raw materials annually (spanning 100 grades of recycled metals).

The company invests in advanced plants and equipment, with a view to maximising operational efficiency and attaining the highest possible recycling rates. Consequently, it is well on the way to becoming the first company in its sector to achieve ‘zero waste’ status.

EMR and MBA Polymers invested in their joint venture Worksop facility in 2010. Since then, the company has supplied us with high quality shredder residue from end-of-life vehicles. EMR removes the battery, wheels and other hazardous vehicle parts before removing all operating fluids with purpose-built de-pollution rigs. It then shreds the remaining ferrous, non-ferrous and waste electrical equipment using vast shredding machines that can recycle a car every 15 seconds – giving a processing rate of up to 5000 cars each day.

“Metal recycling has been thriving in the UK for some time but has often been cast into the shadows, as the media tends to focus on the more tangible topic of household waste,” says Graeme Carus, Business Development Director, EMR. “However, it plays a vital role in preserving valuable resources and in diverting waste from landfill. Some two million UK vehicles are classed as ‘end-of-life’ each year, so recycling these vehicles effectively is essential if we are to close the loop on vehicle waste.”

“Our partnership with EMR is important,” comments Nigel Hunton, CEO, MBA Polymers. “It ensures we receive a steady stream of high quality shredder residue to our Worksop plant, which in turn boosts the volume of secondary raw materials we can sell and keeps more end-of-life vehicle materials in use for longer.”

UK: Potential world leader in recycling

The UK could be a world leader in recycling, Carus believes. Firstly, being a small, densely populated island, a lot of post consumer material can be ‘mined’ in a limited geographical area. Secondly, European directives (WEEE and ELV initiatives) and the UK Landfill Tax (which stands at £72 per tonne and will rise to £80 per tonne in April 2014), provide additional stimuli for change. Investors are gaining confidence in recycling infrastructure projects, Carus explains, now that Landfill Tax stands at more than ten times the original 1996 rate of £7 per tonne.

Technology is also advancing apace, enhancing automated separation methods with modern colour sorting systems, high powered magnets, density separation and electrostatics. The final piece in the jigsaw will come from the use of advanced thermal recovery processes to turn the residual non-recyclable fractions into energy. EMR is currently building a thermal recovery facility in the West Midlands. All of this activity is creating jobs. Meanwhile, the business world is showing a genuine interest and increased urgency in stepping up efforts on recycling, as sustainable business discussions continue.

However, despite the technological advances and regulatory incentives, competing for space with other land needs is a real challenge, Doing more recycling means more space is required. Recycling facilities are often located on the outskirts of urban areas, Carus explains, which is exactly where new residential and light commercial development is taking place, as heavier industry drops away. Being located close to residential areas can lead to conflict over noise levels or operating hours.

“The reality is that if we are to increase the volume of waste recycled in the UK, we need more sites and waste handling facilities to do it,” says Carus. I would like to see a more balanced approach to planning control with local and regional waste management plans based on accurately assessed need. It’s also important to ensure that new developments respect the existing character of an area.”

MBA recently met with Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to discuss how to catalyse the UK recycling market. Reducing the barriers to obtaining planning permission and creating more economic incentives were among the topics covered. We’ll keep you posted on any developments.

Worksop based plastics recycling company, MBA Polymers UK, has announced the appointment of Paul Mayhew as its General Manager, with immediate effect.

Paul has over 10 years experience within the recycled plastics sector and has been with the company for 4 years. In his new role he will be responsible for all areas of the company and for leading the company’s ambition to increase volumes and continually improve product quality.

His appointment comes as MBA Polymers UK prepares to increase its production capacity, creating 8 new jobs and resulting in an additional 600 metric tonnes of mixed plastic waste being diverted from landfill.

EMR Director Anthony Marrett commented, “Paul has been a key team member in helping the company move towards its goals. With our recent increase in capacity and the growth of our team, I am confident that Paul will be successful in helping us to provide our customers with an excellent service.”

 

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 Notes to editors

MBA Polymers Inc, is a world leader in the production of post-consumer recycled plastics. We source 100% of our feedstock from post-consumer goods diverted from landfill or incineration, and our proprietary process means that a single tonne of our recycled product saves approximately 4.8 tons of CO2 compared with the manufacture of virgin materials.

MBA Polymers UK is a JV with EMR (European Metal Recycling), one of the world’s largest metal recyclers with approximately 170 facilities globally. Please visit EMR’s website http://emrgroup.com/ for more information on the Group and recent developments.

Release date: September 14th 2017

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Worksop based plastics recycling company, MBA Polymers, has strengthened its team with the appointment of experienced Quality and Technical Manager, Bryn Williams.

Bryn joined the firm in August 2017 to support the team in creating high quality products and develop the company’s product portfolio. Bryn comes with a wealth of experience, a BSc in Chemistry, further education in Polymer Technology and 20 years involvement in the industry. His previous positions include Product Development Manager and Quality Manager at BPI Recycled Products.

Bryn commented, “I’m delighted to be leading the Quality and Technical functions of MBA Polymers. I’ll work hard to further improve the consistency and performance of our existing range of grades, whilst increasing our offering in line with market changes.”

Paul Mayhew, General Manager said, “We are very pleased to welcome Bryn to the team. We are commited to being a true innovator in our industry and I’m confident that Bryn will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions and support for our customers.”

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Notes to editors

MBA Polymers is a world leader in the production of post-consumer recycled plastics. We source 100% of our feedstock from post-consumer goods diverted from landfill or incineration, and our proprietary process means that a single tonne of our recycled product saves approximately 4.8 tons of CO2 compared with the manufacture of virgin materials.

MBA Polymers UK is a JV with EMR (European Metal Recycling), one of the world’s largest metal recyclers with approximately 150 facilities globally. Please visit EMR’s website http://emrgroup.com/ for more information on the Group and recent developments.

Release date: September 20th 2017

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Elephant Equity has taken over 100% of the shares of MBA Polymers Inc. Elephant Equity aims to further develop the recycling technology and to establish new plastic production facilities in promising markets. Elephant Equity will integrate MBA Polymers in its other waste management, recycling and engineering activities in Europe and Asia. New CEO of MBA Polymers Inc. will be Dr. Felix-Michael Weber, entrepreneur and waste-management specialist with an extensive track-record developing new businesses and global expansion.

Hundreds of thousands of volunteers stepped up to help clear the world’s coastlines of plastic waste as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s recent International Coastal Clean-up this autumn. The annual clean-up event is the world’s largest single day volunteer effort to remove rubbish from local waterways, beaches, lakes and rivers.

This year, volunteers used an Ocean Conservancy app to document every piece of rubbish collected, logging it in the Ocean Trash Index, the world’s largest marine debris database. Some 11.5m volunteers have logged 225m items removed from beaches and waterways over the past 30 years.

Plastic ocean waste is harmful to marine environments and wildlife, and has already harmed nearly 700 species of wildlife. Every year, an estimated 8m tonnes of plastic waste flows into the ocean, the majority of it discarded by people on land. Without strong global action, the volume of plastic in the world’s oceans could soon equal the volume of fish, prompting significant environmental, economic and health issues.

“Marine debris is a serious concern for the health of our oceans,” says Allison Schutes, who manages Ocean Conservancy’s ‘Trash-Free Seas’ programme. “Fortunately, this is a problem that we can solve,” she adds, highlighting that through the clean-up event, the Ocean Conservancy gains a glimpse of the many people across the world working towards cleaner oceans.

“Recycling more plastic is vital to stemming the flow of plastic waste into the world’s oceans,” says Richard McCombs, MBA’s CEO. “By transforming post-consumer plastics into secondary raw materials, we are giving plastic waste a new lease of life and preventing it from becoming marine debris.”