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FCM opens plastics recycling facility in Cornwall


LAVALTRIE, Quebec — Electronic waste recycler FCM Recycling Inc. has opened its new “state-of-the-art” plastics recycling facility in Cornwall, Ont.

The 25,000 square-foot plant will produce up to 14,000 tonnes of both regrind and repro, and provide customized compounding services.

It will specialize in processing high impact polystyrene and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene as well as other engineered resins such as polycarbonate and polycarbonate blends.

“This state of the art facility will serve to reduce our carbon footprint by domestically recycling and using materials that are currently destined to for export overseas or to a landfill. Our goal is to get to a point where we can reintroduce 100% of the materials generated from electronic waste back into the electronic materials stream and close the loop,” said Mahmood Mehrabzadeh, the senior scientist at FCM Polymers.

The company built a pilot plant and laboratory in its Lavaltrie, Que. facility to identify, characterize and improve the mechanical and physical properties of recycled materials.

FCM operates five recycling facilities across Canada.

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