VEKA Compounds and Verplas agree to supply partnership

VEKA Compounds, a division of VEKA Recycling, and manufacturer of PVC ventilation ducting Verplas have signed a partnership for the supply of high-quality recycled PVC-U pellet.

The agreement comes following a visit by Verplas Managing Director Derren Gittins to VEKA’s recycling plant at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

Verplas Managing DirectorThe site has recently been fully commissioned after a two-year construction programme.

After the visit, Gittins reduced Verplas’s recycled polymer suppliers from three to focus on VEKA as a single source.

Verplas manufactures its products using sophisticated extrusion and injection moulding technology and has pioneered the use of recycled virgin PVC-U in the production of its extruded ducting products.

Derren Gittins said: “Verplas’s mission is to manufacture the finest products of their type and in doing so, create healthier homes for a cleaner future.

“We intend to achieve this by leading change in the Indoor Air Quality industry and an important part of this goal is the use of increasingly sustainable methods and materials.

“My visit to the VEKA Compounds plant convinced me that we could take a big stride towards this by taking all of our extrusion compounds from VEKA; their quality is superb, produced by the most advanced processes available.

“With the completion of its new plant VEKA is the leading exponent in the recycling of tonnes of PVC-U windows and doors, from which the company produces the highest quality PVC-U pellet.

“I am impressed by the commitment of the company to the UK market, with an apparent investment of more than £15 million in the plant. These were all key factors in our decision.”

VEKA Compounds Managing Director Simon Scholes said: “We are delighted to work even more closely with Derren and his team at Verplas and by their commitment to manufacturing the highest quality extrusions whilst driving the company towards sustainability, without compromise.

“Verplas is one of an increasing list of plastics manufacturers that are choosing our high-grade recycled PVC-U pellet over virgin material.”

VEKA Compounds produces and distributes recycled PVC-U pellet in a wide range of colours, and with a variety of high-performance properties that are compliant with or which surpass recognised industry standards.