Materials We Buy & Sell
Which materials you can recycle with Pakire
To help us achieve our goal of creating a circular economy, we purchase plastic waste to put through our state-of-the-art recycling process and breath new life into the material. We buy HDPE, LDPE and PP plastic scrap material from many different post-industry and post-consumer sources. We offer competitive prices for all materials, subject to a quality to check. If you have plastic scrap to sell, then we are keen to hear from you. If you have any polymer types not listed above, we still encourage you to get in touch.
PE Plastic Materials
Polyethylene (PE) is a thermoplastic; due to its lightweight, durable, chemical resistant structure it is one of the most popular choices used of plastic in manufacturing. PE is highly versatile due to the variety of densities that it is available in, giving the material a wide spectrum of different functionalities.
PP Plastic Materials
PP is the abbreviation of Polypropylene, which is a thermoplastic made from the monomer propylene. Being a thermoplastic means that when heated it can become softer in order to be moulded and will then harden when cooled without any alteration to the material’s properties. PP is tough, lightweight, chemical resistant and moisture resistant. The plastic is used for a wide range of products, such as packaging products, automotive parts and consumer goods.
We Also Accept These Materials
PET Plastic Materials - Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is a thermoplastic formed by the combination of ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. It is a popular choice in food and beverage packaging as it is a clear, strong and lightweight plastic; nearly all single-use plastic drinks bottles are made from this particular polymer. The uses of PET are not limited to drinks bottles; it is also frequently used in carpets, sleeping bags, automotive parts and many other products.
PVC Plastic Materials - Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a thermoplastic synthesised by combining ethylene and chlorine. PVC is a highly versatile material and can be made into an array of products; it can be easily shaped and sets very hard, making it the perfect material for automotive parts or construction materials. With the use of additives, PVC can also be made very soft and flexible, making it ideal for products such as polyvinyl flooring or upholstery.
PS Plastic Materials - Polystyrene (PS) is a thermoplastic; it is a hydrocarbon polymer sequenced from the monomer styrene. PS is highly adaptable as it can come in the form of a solid plastic or a rigid foam. When solid, PS is a popular choice for items such as food and beverage packaging and laboratory ware. When mixed with colorants or additives it can also be used in parts for electrical appliances, gardening equipment and many other products. Foam PS will often be over 95% air and makes for an excellent insulant; therefore, it is a popular choice for insulating homes and appliances, as well as for products such as food packaging and even surfboards.
PC Plastic Materials - Polycarbonate (PC) refers to a group of thermoplastics that contain carbonate groups within their chemical composition. PC polymers are very strong, lightweight and are resistant to impact, heat and chemicals. The properties of PC make it suitable for a variety of products such as medical equipment, automotive parts, construction materials, food packaging and many others.
ABS Plastic Materials - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a thermoplastic synthesised from the combination of three monomers: Acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene. ABS is a very strong and stiff material with high levels of impact and corrosion resistance; it is regarded as being a particularly useful polymer in engineering. The properties of ABS make it an ideal choice for use in manufacturing products such as tools, plug sockets, electronics components and a variety of others.
EPS Plastic Materials - Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a thermoplastic sequenced from the monomer styrene. EPS is made by using steam to heat polystyrene (PS) beads, decreasing their density and allowing them to hold air in their interior. In order to prevent creating a vacuum when cooling the newly expanded beads, the rate at which the air is allowed to leave will be slowed using a process called air diffusion. The stabilised beads will then be placed into a mould and exposed to steam once again causing them to bind together and form the finished product. EPS is a very lightweight material and can be made very tough relative to its low density. This material is frequently used to store and transport fresh foodstuffs, as protective packaging materials for electronic items, in sports equipment and in furniture items.
How we recycle plastic
Our recycling process uses state-of-the-art technology to turn plastic waste material into the highest quality of recycled plastic pellet available on the market. We take the utmost care in ensuring that the material is properly separated and cleaned before putting it through our recycling process to guarantee that the standard of product we output never drops.
The Pakire Polymers business model of the future
Shifting manufacturing and other industries across the globe towards a circular economic model is at the centre of the Pakire Polymers objectives.
Work with Us
If you have a passion for recycling and for achieving a sustainable future, then we want to hear from you.