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Crown Paints enters into partnership with I-Plas

Published: 1 July 2009
Leading paint manufacturer teams up with Halifax-based company to see its waste material transformed into recycled building material.
Waste packaging from Crown Paints will be recycled into i-plas - a recycled building material, which acts as a direct replacement for concrete, steel and wood.

Construction companies across the UK are said to be using the new material and National Rail is also developing i-plas to replace wooden sleepers.

Thousands of tonnes of waste packaging a year will be ground and used as raw material for i-plas.

The company I-plas hopes to set up partnerships with organisations in other sectors that create plastic waste.

Crown Paints sector support manager Vernon Kinrade said: "The construction industry is very conscious of the need for environmental responsibility and the sector will undoubtedly be a major catalyst in transforming the UK into a low carbon economy."


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