As an Authorised Treatment Facility and recycling plant, we now no longer only specialise in metal. As much of every car will be recycled, which means that dividing up each material for recycling is an important step in the process. We have segregated our salvage yard, so that the de-pollution and recycling process is made cleaner, more efficient and easier. We now put as much time into ensuring that plastic is recycled as metal.
The company has invested in a Bano plastics shredder, so that we can now recycle more of every vehicle than ever before. In the car salvage industry, many people only think of the metals, however, there is a lot of plastic within a car, which must be recycled also.
There are a few different types of plastic used in the manufacturing of a car and these all must be separated and recycled separately. However, even segregating materials will leave contamination. Because of this plastics are graded. Please find a list below of the plastics used in vehicles.
Up To 90% of Every Car Recycled
The majority of plastics found in a car are polypropylene known as PP, a versatile polymer resin that can be used for a variety of different productions. Most PP in a car isn’t pure, and manufacturers add filler to it. In a car there is;
PP+TF20- This is polypropylene with 20% talc filler. However this can be used again, when ground to add to other PP+TF.
PP+GF30- PP with 30% glass fibre. Can be ground and mixed with other PP+GF to make more automotive regrind.
There is also use of the most common plastic producer, polyethylene. In vehicles there is HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) which is polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. This kind of plastic must be separated further, into injection and blowing grades. Any bottles are usually blowing grades.
If you want to find out more about the plastic recycling work we are doing, all you have to do is get in touch on 01204 388 488