Axion Recycled Plastics, a reprocessor of recycled plastic materials, recently commissioned an additional extrusion line to increase its manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand.
The newly commissioned equipment is a Davis Standard 6" extruder, which began production on December 13, 2013. The installation of this extruder will add an additional 1.8 million pounds. of reprocessed (pelletized recycled plastic resin) to thecCompany's monthly capacity. The machine is capable of processing post-consumer and post-industrial plastic.
"This is a great accomplishment for us to commission this extrusion line which will expand our capacity and capability to meet the increase in customer demands," said Axion President and CEO Steve Silverman, in a news release. 'This was the first major project for our new company and it was great to see this completed on time and within budget. With the addition of this extruder, we now operate 5 extrusion lines across 2 facilities, allowing us to provide value added products to our customers."
Axion recently announced the signing of a three-year $42 million contract to provide HDPE HMW to one of the largest thermoplastics companies in the U.S. The customer has agreed to purchase high molecular weight high density polyethylene (HDPE HMW) in monthly volume commitments from Axion.