Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 21, 2012

1 Min Read
Wastren Buys Plastics Recycling Firm

Wastren Advantage Inc. (WAI) has acquired a plastics recycling firm, Geo-Tech Polymers LLC, for an undisclosed amount.

The  Piketon, Ohio-based WAI, a waste management and recycling services firm, bought Geo-Tech of Westerville, Ohio, which holds a patented process that increases the value and range of plastic products made from recycled materials. WAI said in a news release that Geo-Tech specializes in recycling automotive plastics from post-industrial and post-consumer waste streams.

The process does not use chemicals that can degrade the plastic, so the material can be used in high-end applications such as automotive parts. It also doesn’t have the environmental problems that can come with using chemicals, and saves energy, water and lowers carbon emissions, WAI said.

WAI will expand Geo-Tech’s production at a facility in Waverly, Ohio, operated by Hadsell Chemical Processing, near its Piketon headquarters.  WAI aims for the expansion to help serve customers in the automotive, consumer products, packaging and other industries. The move will create 50 new jobs by adding at least two more production lines to the process.

WAI provides waste management, environmental remediation and facilities operations services to private- and public-sector customers. Steven Moore is the CEO.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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