The UK’s largest plastic recycling company, J&A Young (Leicester) Ltd, recently chose IsoCool to install a major cooling and chilled water system at its new recycling facility located in Corby. The plant is J&A Youngs’ first food-grade PET recycling plant and will handle up to 30,000 tonnes of PET plastic bottles every year.
IsoCool designed a bespoke turnkey solution for the plant’s EREMA plastic recycling system, including a chilled water system to cool the pelletizer. The system is supported by a high-efficiency packaged AX-A 160 Eurochiller, which has an integral buffer tank and run/standby process pumps, and has a cooling capacity of 138kW at 10oC. An adiabatic cooler with separate buffer tank and run/standby pumps provides cooling water to the extruder and reactor, including the gear box and vacuum pump. IsoCool also provided a turnkey pipework installation for both processes.
With a list of successful installations for other UK based recycling manufacturers under their belt, and coming highly recommended by the engineers at EREMA, IsoCool was an ideal choice for this project. However these were not the only reasons why J&A Young picked the process cooling specialist – IsoCool’s credentials in energy-efficiency and eco-led business approach were also significant, as Jason Hall, Engineering Manager, explains:
“We’re committed to operating our recycling plants in the most environmentally-friendly way possible, and invest heavily in the latest recycling technology, so it’s really important for us that our suppliers have the same philosophy. IsoCool ticked all the boxes for us: great references from other companies, really advanced Eurochiller kit, and they have a great reputation in the industry for coming up with highly efficient solutions – all in all, a great partner for us,” he said.
Managing Director of IsoCool, Nigel Hallett, is equally as pleased with the partnership: “J&A Young are committed to making significant progress in the UK recycling industry – especially PET recycling, and this plant is central to that. It will make a huge difference to the quality of material available to manufacturers, meaning less will need to be imported. We’re delighted to be involved with a project like this which has such far-reaching consequences for sustainability”.
For more information about IsoCool’s range of energy efficient cooling systems, visit www.isocool.ltd.uk or call 01376 328455.