Commencing in 2022, MPW will expand its operational footprint to include a purpose-built plastic recycling and injection moulding facility. Our intention is to support state and federal government initiatives to grow circular economies and reduce plastic entering the environment, by focusing on local manufacture of existing and new product offerings with a higher content of recycled plastic sourced from within Tasmania.
Phase I of the project commences with the commissioning of two recently purchased Injection Moulding machines, the larger at 33,000kN being largest unit of its type operating in Tasmania.
Phase II, will bring onstream a source of recycled plastic to the Injection Moulding Facility, utilising a 1,100kg/hour Shredding and Wash Plant that will produce plastic flake feedstock from a variety of locally sourced plastic waste currently being processed outside of Tasmania or in some cases going to landfill.
MPW has been successful in partnering with Tasmanian and Federal Government agencies in securing capital grants available through the Recycling Modernisation and Manufacturing Modernisation Funds, demonstrating a joint commitment to the success of these projects.