Axion Polymers develops recycled polymer for use in toys and promotional gifts


A new variant of its high-grade recycled polymer Axpoly r-PS01 has been developed by Axion Polymers for use in toys and other similar applications.

The 100 per cent recycled polymer is derived from waste fridge plastic and meets the British Standard testing EN 71-3, which covers the migration of certain elements from within the plastics used to mould components of toys.


Around 120 tonnes of the material has been supplied to a Far Eastern producer of promotional gifts.

Axion director Keith Freegard said: “Proving the EN 71 standard had been met was the key order winning aspect for the ultimate customer of the moulder, a large supermarket chain in central Europe.

“It has insisted that the moulder used a plastic that was both recycled and able to meet the European toy standards.

“Axpoly r-PS01 was the only material available that hit the spot on both counts, so we won the order on that basis.

“As a result, we have high hopes that our recycled white polymer, which can be coloured to any desired shade, will gain wider acceptance and welcome enquiries from other manufacturers in the toy or promotional gift market.”