FCM Recycling Establishes New Plastics Recycling Facility in Cornwall

May 12, 2016
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – FCM Recycling, one of Canada’s leading provider of electronic waste recycling services, has opened a new state of the art plastic recycling facility in the Cornwall Business Park.

“This plant will further our goal to close the loop in electronic recycling” said Andrew Rubin, FCM President. “It represents a culmination of 3 years of R&D and a significant investment by FCM in plant, equipment and development costs.

The 25,000 square foot plant has the ability to produce both regrind and repro, as well as customized compounding services to meet the specific needs of end users and satisfy the ever increasing demand for recycled materials.

The facility will specialize in processing High Impact Polystyrene (“HIPS”) and Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (“ABS”) as well as other engineered resins such as Polycarbonate and Polycarbonate blends (“PC-ABS”). The facility has capacity to produce 14,000 metric tons per year.

“Today’s opening signals a new chapter in the fight to clean up our planet. This state of the art facility will serve to reduce our carbon footprint by domestically recycling and using materials that are currently destined to for export overseas or to a landfill. Our goal is to get to a point where we can reintroduce 100% of the materials generated from electronic waste back into the electronic materials stream and close the loop.” Said Dr. Mahmood Mehrabzadeh, PhD., the Senior Scientist at FCM Polymers.

FCM has built a pilot plant and a state of the art laboratory in its Lavaltrie, QC facility to identify, characterize and improve the mechanical and physical properties of the materials, thereby ensuring all materials meet all the specifications and quality requirements of our clients.

The new plastics recycling plant is currently fully operational and is housed in the FCM building on Loyalist Street in the Cornwall Business Park. FCM has long operated an electronics recyling business in Cornwall, managing end-of-life electronics such as laptops, TVs and other devices for consumers, business and government. The goal is to divert these products from landfills. The company employs 45 people in Cornwall.

About FCM Recycling

FCM Recycling began its operations in 1991 as a local ferrous/non-ferrous recycling facility located in Montreal. Over the years, FCM Recycling identified the need for specialized recycling services for electronic end-of-life materials. Using its gathered knowledge in the metals recycling domain, FCM Recycling transformed itself into one of Canada’s largest recyclers of electronic end-of-life materials, operating five (5) certified recycling facilities across Canada, each with an exemplary environmental, health and safety track record and certified to the highest industry standards.

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