Axion Polymers invests in lab facilities to boost SRF quality

Axion RDF 30 (Foto: Axion Polymers)

Bramhall, UK — Axion Polymers has invested significantly in new laboratory and testing facilities to ensure consistent quality of its Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) products and to satisfy the stringent standards of its technical end markets.

It has installed a laboratory-scale furnace unit at its large-scale processing facility, Shredder Waste Advanced Processing Plant (SWAPP), in Trafford Park, Manchester to enhance accurate measurement and testing of the physical and thermal properties of its Axfuel® SRF 30, an alternative environmental high-energy fuel. Derived from automotive shredder residue, Axfuel SRF 30 is a sub 30mm-sized mixture of textiles, fibre-fluff, plastic, foam and rubber, with a calorific value (gross) of 18-22 MJ/Kg and available in large tonnages.

Axion has also recruited a Quality Control team working within ISO 9001 operating procedures to conduct in-house product testing, including analysis on critical aspects such as SRF calorific value and chemical composition. Samples are sent on a weekly basis to external laboratories for further testing and verification.

Axion Director Roger Morton explained: “We have made this important investment because alternative fuels from waste need to be treated as a product, not as a waste. If SRF is to deliver the fuel benefit and meet the technically-demanding specifications of our end markets it has to be of consistently high quality so customers can buy with confidence.”

He added: “By operating within strict quality controls, we can ensure our reliable supply of SRF is produced to exceptionally high standards. As this fuel is sourced from end-of-life vehicles, giving it a second life as an alternative high-energy feed is going to be an attractive option for companies who want to demonstrate their environmental credentials.”

Source: Axion Polymers