EPI to Expand North Carolina Plastics Operation

Expansion and $1 million investment will allow EPI to handle most grades of plastic scrap.

July 3, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

EPI Recycling Solutions LLC, based in Erie, Pa., has announced plans to expand its Sanford, N.C., plastics operations to allow the company to handle most grades of plastic scrap. To accomplish this, the company will be investing around $1 million to add a new recycling line which will allow the company to recycle more than 14 million pounds of plastics per each year.

According to EPI, the core of the expansion will be the addition of the S:GRAN recycling machine, produced by the Austrian company NGR. The new machine will allow the company to recycle multiple types of plastic in almost any form and is designed to provide options for industry, retail, hospitals and other businesses.

"We are excited to add the NGR equipment to our offering of services and see this is as a long-term investment in North Carolina," says Kurt Duska, president of EPI. "We believe that coupling the latest design in recycling equipment with our creative recycling concepts will allow companies to convert waste-plastic cost to revenue and improve their environmental position."

Duska also is president of Engineered Plastics LLC, a plastic recycler and molder based in Erie, Pa. The company’s specialty is developing, implementing and managing sustainability programs in post-industrial applications.