Investment in Multi-Layer Plastic Drum Machine Expands Capacity for Growing Demand of Infinity Series Products

Michelle MachenBillion Dollar Plan, International Packaging, Mauser News

Mauser Packaging Solutions continues to expand production capacities for the Infinity Series of products* and invest in technology and equipment that supports the circular economy. Most recently, the company invested in a new multi-layer plastic drum machine, located in Littleborough, UK, to further support the use of recycled resin in its Infinity Series’ plastic drum product portfolio.

The new machine produces a UN-certified, multi-layer, tight-head plastic drum which incorporates recycled resin and is ideal for use in a variety of industries including the chemical, adhesive, oil, and petrochemical markets. The new extrusion blow molding machine can produce a much more sustainable 3-layer tight-head plastic drum (also known as an L-ring drum) using recycled resin in the middle layer of the drum. The high-quality, recycled resin, called Recolene®, is manufactured in-house at Mauser Packaging Solutions from empty industrial packaging that has been collected via the company’s global packaging return program. This unique closed-loop process ensures a consistent, high-quality supply of recycled resin that gives plastic materials new life, reduces industrial waste, conserves raw materials, and has a smaller carbon footprint.

With the increased demand for post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR), the introduction of the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) in the UK, and companies making highly visible commitments to cutting back on virgin plastics, businesses are looking for a reliable, quality supply of packaging solutions manufactured from PCR. Mauser Packaging Solutions’ Infinity Series of products offers customers the most comprehensive portfolio of industrial packaging made from recycled resin to help meet these regulations. By investing in a state-of-the-art multi-layer plastic drum machine at the plant in Littleborough, Mauser Packaging Solutions is at the forefront of meeting the growing demand for products containing recycled resin.

The Littleborough, United Kingdom facility has been in operation since 2007. In addition to manufacturing mono-layer and multi-layer plastic drums, the Littleborough facility also produces mono-layer and multi-layer IBC bottles and sharps containers for medical waste.

We are committed to supporting the packaging industry in a transition from the linear “take-make dispose” model to the circular “reduce-reuse-recycle” model. We will continue to invest in technologies and equipment that extends the life cycle of industrial packaging and support the circular economy.

*The Infinity Series includes IBCs, medical waste containers, plastic pails, tight-head containers, and lube oil cans. View the Infinity Series product brochure for more information.