ACI Plastics, a thermoplastics processor and recycler headquartered in Flint, Michigan, has announced plans to invest $10 million to expand its operations in Westminster, South Carolina. The company will partner with the San Diego-based recycling company PreZero on the project.
ACI Plastics has separation technologies for paint removal as well as expertise in instrument panels, electrostatic and optical separation.
PreZero provides end-market solutions to waste generators and collectors. The company builds and operates facilities that convert organic waste, plastics and paper into valuable reusable materials.
The expansion will include installing new machinery and equipment that will allow the company to improve its plastics recycling operations. ACI says it expects the expansion to be completed by April 2020.
ACI Plastics President Scott Melton says, "We are excited to expand our capabilities in South Carolina with our PreZero partners. Our Westminster location allows us to access a large amount of raw materials and an ever-growing customer base in the Southeast.
“The expansion will help us to provide solutions for a problematic category of mixed rigid plastics. We are installing state-of-the-art equipment capable of recovering 80,000,000 pounds of plastics that were historically shipped overseas."