Plastics Recycler Axion Boosts Capacity in Texas, Ohio

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

February 23, 2015

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Plastics Recycler Axion Boosts Capacity in Texas, Ohio

Plastics recycling firm Axion International Holdings Inc. is expanding capacity at its two facilities in Texas and Ohio.

Axion, which recycles plastics into products such as rail ties/sleepers and composite building products, added manufacturing and fabrication capabilities and capacity at its facilities in Waco, Texas, and its headquarters in Zanesville, Ohio, according to a news release.

At Waco the recycled throughput needs to remain at more than 2 million pounds per month. The production rate has increased recently in part because of improvements in raw material sourcing.

The Zanesville operation’s reprocessing of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in baled bottles has doubled in capacity. Earlier this month the facility began making laminated and heavy mats from the recycled materials.

Axion said it is planning on doubling production capacity again before the end of the year.

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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