Our unique recycling process for windows closes the loop on PVC-U recycling. 

  1. Old PVC-U windows are collected from site in containers. Windows can be accepted unglazed complete with ironmongery

  2. Windows are shredded. The shredder is the first stage of the recycling process. Massive rollers break the window up into small parts ready for separation

  3. Magnetic metals are separated

  4. Non-magnetic metals are separated

  5. Coloured PVC-U is separated from white PVC-U, and is then pelletised

  6. The pelletised PVC-U is then made into new profile

  7. The profile is then used to make quality windows

 

Key points about Recycling within The VEKA UK Group: 

  • We collect 100% of our own post-industrial material through our recycling partner VEKA Recycling.
  • VEKA incorporates as much post-industrial PVC-U material into our profile as possible. Our cavity closures, sills and thermal insert are all extruded using recycled PVC-U material.
  • Our composite door substrate has been designed to use 100% recycled PVC-U material.
  • VEKA & Halo PVC-U window frames are designed so there is zero waste to landfill generated.
  • All parts of the window are fully recyclable at the end of the window life including PVC-U profile, Glass, Hardware, Steel / Aluminium reinforcement, & Gasket.

 

For more information about VEKA Recyling please visit http://www.veka-recycling.co.uk

 

 

  • 1. Old PVC-U windows are collected from site in containers. Windows can be accepted unglazed complete with ironmongery

  • 2. Windows are shredded. The shredder is the first stage of the recycling process. Massive rollers break the window up into small parts ready for separation

  • 3. Magnetic metals are separated

  • 4. Non-magnetic metals are separated

  • 5. Coloured PVC-U is separated from white PVC-U, and is then pelletised

  • 6. The pelletised PVC-U is then made into new profile

  • 7. The profile is then used to make quality windows

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