Irish of uPVC building products manufacturer, RE-KKUR, has introduced a JCB Hydradig 110W Wastemaster wheeled excavator at its in-house plastic recycling facility at its County Fermanagh site.
RE-KKUR opened the new Polymer Processing Plant in 2018 to further improve the efficiency of its recycling processes. The in-house recycling capability enables the company to produce a high-quality product that is made from 99% post-industrial recycled PVC – giving it a competitive advantage.
Waste management companies deliver trailer loads of reclaimed uPVC that has been removed from homes, offices and other buildings to RE-KKUR’s site each day.
The plastic is deposited within a designated drop off zone before being transferred by the Hydradig to the processing facility. Here the uPVC is crushed and turned into ‘chips’ which are then used by RE-KKUR within its production units to manufacture a range of building products – most notably render beads employed by plasterers.
Supplied by dealer, Dennison JCB, with a service and maintenance support agreement, the JCB Hydradig 110W Wastemaster is said to offer good visibility, stability, manoeuvrability, mobility and serviceability.
JCB said that with 4-wheel steer, 2-wheel steer and crab steer as sta ndard, the machine is easy to operate, and with a turning radius of under 4 metres it can also operate safely and efficiently at sites where space is confined.
Vincent McCoy, Managing Director of RE–KKUR, said: “One of RE-KKUR's core principles is a commitment to the environment. By using recycled materials in all of our PVC products we are able to have a positive impact on our environment.
“The JCB Hydradig 110W Wastemaster plays a vital role in our in-house recycling process, so it is essential that machine uptime is optimised. We rely on efficient materials handling equipment and thanks to JCB’s outstanding build quality and the exceptional commitment to after-sales support of local dealer, Dennison JCB, the Hydradig delivers optimum performance day-in, day-out.”
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