Kerax announces partnership with Itero to purchase up to 5,000 tonnes per annum of recycled wax product.

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Kerax announces partnership with Itero to improve waste plastic recyclability.

Kerax, the UK’s leading wax manufacturer has announced a collaboration with Itero, a clean tech company based in London. Kerax has signed an MoU with Itero to purchase up to 5,000 tonnes/annum of recycled wax products.

 

Inside Kerax’s manufacturing facilities.

Kerax, the UK’s leading wax manufacturer has announced a collaboration with Itero, a clean tech company based in London. Kerax has signed an MoU with Itero to purchase up to 5,000 tonnes/annum of recycled wax products, produced in Itero’s commercial-scale plant in the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, The Netherlands.

Established 1962, Kerax is the UK’s largest wax manufacturer and one the key players on the global-scale, exporting waxes, emulsions and petroleum jellies worldwide for numerous uses e.g. Candle making, pharmaceutical equestrian surfaces and many more.

Kerax has signed an MoU with Itero to purchase up to 5,000 tonnes/annum of recycled wax products from Itero’s commercial-scale plant in the Brightlands Chemelot campus, The Netherlands, which is due to operational by 2023. Since signing the MoU, Kerax has been working closely with Itero to ensure the recycled wax product will meet the quality standards required to replace petroleum-based waxes. Both companies are working together toward a feasibility study to explore the recyclability of Kerax’s cross-linked polystyrene waste using Itero’s advanced recycling technology.

 

 

“Working with Itero has been a meeting of mindset and ambition”
Ian Appleton, CEO Kerax

 

 

Ian Appleton, Kerax CEO commented on the partnership: “Working with Itero has been a meeting of mindset and ambition – both parties aiming for the same thing – the recycling and repurposing of plastic waste back in to the circular economy, reducing waste and pollution through the creation of new raw materials.”

 

Simon Hansford, Itero CEO further commented “This collaboration with Kerax is a significant milestone in demonstrating the value of our Brightlands Chemelot plant, and is an important step in the realisation of a circular economy for plastics. Tackling plastic waste is one of the challenges of our time, and doing so in an environmentally friendly way is critical to many organisations around the globe. We look forward to growing our relationship with Kerax and to enhance the recyclability of plastic waste.”