From Infinity To Beyond

Veka Recycling plant

Veka has unveiled plans to grow usage of recycled material beyond its existing Infinity profile system. Veka led the way in recycling PVC-U by launching its Infinity profile in 2010 which contains up to 80% recycled material.

The coming months will see Veka start to rollout recycled material across a number of its mainline profiles starting with cills and following with frame extensions with potential to expand further throughout the course of the year.

Veka has committed to a strong focus in driving further usage of recycled PVC-U in the coming years. The first Veka recycling plant opened in Germany in 1993. In 2007, Veka Recycling opened its doors, the UK’s first windows recycling plant.

Last year, Veka Recycling invested £150,000 in six new silos to increase the storage capacity at its state-of-the-art Wellingborough recycling plant, the most advanced of its kind in Europe.



Recycling has become a crucial part of Veka’s strategy - over the last five years more than 24,000 tonnes of PVCu has been diverted from landfill.


 “Recycling and sustainability are a core focus as part of our overall CSR commitment and a key objective for both Veka plc and the broader group. Our investment into future proofing our products has seen us increase our co-extrusion capability, replacing aging tools with co-extrusion tools allowing for greater use of recycled PVC-U.”

– Dawn Stockell 

Director, Veka plc


Veka Recycling

"Committed to driving increased usage of recycled compound, our partnership with growing sister company, Veka Recycling, will ensure that together we continue to make best-in-class PVC-U window systems that care about the environment and can continue to be recycled for years to come,” continues Stockwell.

Simon Scholes, MD of Veka Recycling adds: “We’ve invested £15 million into the plant at Wellingborough – ensuring we can continue to lead the way in recycled PVC-U. Our products are as close to virgin polymer as is possible. To get recycled PVC-U of this quality takes some work and ultimately does not result in a more cost-effective material – in fact using recycled PVC-U is cost neutral but carries an important ethical message.

In the past, recycled products have often been seen as second best, however with today’s PVC-U, along with our technology and skills, we can ensure that the recycled product is a better product – one that is suited to being reused time and time again.  We can now put in a frame that will last another 40 years with just one window or door frame offering up to 350 years of usage. In fact, the recycled products that are going in now will only need to be recycled by my successor’s successor. Now that is a sustainable legacy to be proud of.”

Picture: Recycling at Veka Recycling.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
13th April 2021


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