North Yorkshire Polymer Compounds

Darlington Plastic Recycling Plant Does the Double with Tees Valley Business Growth Fund.


The recycling of post-consumer plastics is key to addressing waste, disposal, and environmental issues across the globe. Companies like North Yorkshire Polymer Compounds in Darlington are playing a key role in helping to tackle these issues.

NYPC convert PVC plastic materials into commercially viable products by utilizing environmentally friendly recycling and manufacturing methods from its bespoke recycling and production facility in Darlington.

The team supply a range of PVC compounds that are used in production processes across a variety of sectors, from building and construction to the automotive and medical sectors.

Opportunity for Growth

With customers requiring increasingly large quantities of recycled products, the business saw a major opportunity for business growth over the next 12 months.

Shaun Hering, NYPC, explained: “Our future plans include over £1million investment to automate the production process, which will enable a faster and larger output.”

To meet increasing demand, the business needed to install more machinery to double the amount of recycled plastic produced each month from 500 tonnes to 1,000 tonnes.

The business’s new site required a full electrical upgrade to install the new machinery, along with the installation of a second ‘pulverising’ phase to the recycling plant. This is the process that turns old plastic materials into plastic pellets for remoulding into new products.

Accessing £38,000 in funding

With plans to double turnover, boost productivity, and grow its team, NYPC accessed more than £38,000 through the Tees Valley Business Growth Fund to support its growth project.

The improvements also brought the opportunity to grow the team, with ten new members of staff employed to operate the machinery, along with office staff and members of the sales team.

Shaun Hering, NYPC, says: “The scope of investment would not have been possible without the backing of Tess Valley Business and its support. The team have worked in partnership with us and have played a crucial role in supporting us throughout the process”.

About the Tees Valley Business Growth Fund

The Tees Valley Business Growth Fund supports businesses in the Tees Valley with up to 55% grant funding for business improvement projects up to a maximum grant of £20,000, to help them grow, improve productivity and stimulate growth.

The fund is managed by Tees Valley Combined Authority and is receiving funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2020-2023.



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