Luxus opens new compounding line

Photo by Luxus The new Luxus compounding line

Luxus has installed a new £1.5m compounding line at its manufacturing facility in Louth, Lincolnshire.

The new compounding line will produce more than 10,000 tonnes of highly-engineered thermoplastic compounds per year for domestic and global markets. The addition is expected to increase overall production capacity by 22%, bringing total annual output to about 45,000 tonnes.

Luxus works with materials from increasingly complex waste streams to help meet customer's zero-landfill goals. The new compounding line will help satisfy these demands by delivering material process improvements that include better devolitisation through increased surface renewal and filtration to produce innovative sustainable polymers closer to prime.

Peter Atterby, managing director at Luxus, said: “We are committed to producing high performance, yet sustainable compounds able to meet the demanding service and long-life requirements of rapidly growing sectors, including returnable transit packaging and civil engineering.

“Orders have increased for some time, so we required new equipment to enhance our infrastructure, particularly for the development of polymer formulations for the progressively high-end colour specifications in these markets.”