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Corex Plastic Recycling

Corex Recycling is a Melbourne based plastic recycle processor specialising in Corflute®, Polypropylene (PP), HDPE and other plastic recycling solutions in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and wider Australia.

Our recycling service is the vital link to make our product lifecycle truly sustainable and a part of a Circular Economy.

Corflute® Signs Recycling

Recycle your Corflute® Election Signage at Corex

This election, the circular economy warriors at Corex Recycling want to let you know that Corflute® Election Signage is 100% recyclable, and we do it all here locally.

We’re all about getting your Corflute® Election Signage back for recycling and reusing it to make products for tomorrow. Read more about the Corflute® Election Signage Recycling Program here.

Download our 2022 Corflute Recycling Program Fact sheet below.

Recyclable plastics

Our plastic recycling program

With over 30 years of expertise and knowledge within the plastics industry, we promote sustainable recycling solutions for all Corex products and most other plastics. The Corex Group are the market leaders in plastic recycling within Australia and globally.

Every sheet of Corflute®, Imageboard® and Armaboard® is invited to be brought back. We supply industrial size recycling bins called Corpaks® to our clients and distribution partners. We process and recycle all plastic we receive on site. All processed material returned to us has a use within Corex Plastics.

Corex Recycling had one of its largest infrastructure upgrades in 2017. The new infrastructure helped cater for rising demands and doubled the pre-existing recycling output. It also allowed for new opportunities to explore previously unseen specialized polymer streams with Corflute and beyond.

Download our 2022 Corflute Recycling Program Fact sheet below.

High-density Polyethylene Recycling
Commonly found in injection molding applications, HD-PE is versatile and popular.
Low-Density Polyethylene Recycling
LD-PE is commonly found in stretch films and rigids that require an easy crumple or stretch.
Polypropylene Recycling
Our Specialty, PP is found in various Corex products and other common materials.
Other Recycling
HIPS, ABS and GPPS are all recyclable with us. They can commonly be found in small brick toys to 3DP applications.
Recyclable plastics

What happens to the plastic that’s brought back to Corex Recycling?

Developed by some of the leading experts in the plastic trade, Corex Recycling garners a no-expense spared array of equipment. Allowing top of the line filtration systems, contamination detection and schematics that indicate every step of the recycling process to trained operators.

We process and recycle every kilogram of plastic we receive on site. That means that we do not export anything! All of the processed material returned to us has a use within Corex Plastics or with other local plastic manufacturers that make recycled products.

Step one

Detect and shred

Checking for contaminants in the feed-stock is the first step in ensuring the quality of our recycled polymers. This includes lab testing and visual spot checks of the material before shredding which delivers the required size for further purification.

Step two

Heat and melt

Material is then passed through a sensitive metal detector on it’s way to the Cutter Compactor where it’s heated, densified and if required, mixed with additives to achieve the required specification. The next step is the heart of the purification process where the material enters a purpose built melt filtering extruder.

Step three

Filtering

This state of the art filtration process insures that our polymers are on specification and fit for purpose. The now molten polymer is passed through fine mesh screens which eliminate pariculates such as paper and PET.

Step four

Extruding, cutting & cooling

Polymer pellets are created in a water ring pelletiser, then undergo a centrifugal drying process on their way to the bagging station where regular sampling is carried out. These samples are lab tested to ensure the resin is on spec for Corex Plastics’ Rebound and other 100% recycled products.

Recyclable plastics

Containers & Solutions

Corex Recyling have various options to support your buiness in recycling plastic waste. Apart from Corflute® off cuts, we also take back a range of other plastics for recycling. Collection services are always readily available in the Melbourne & Sydney metro areas and we cater Australia wide for your requested booking. If you would like plastic or Corflute® recycled, contact us and we will provide recycling solution that suits your location and product.

Corpak®
The standard for collection services involing loose plastics and Corflute® off cuts.
Cages
The standard for collection services involing loose plastics and Corflute® off cuts.
Pallets
The standard for collection services involing loose plastics and Corflute® off cuts.
Trucks & Freight
The standard for collection services involing loose plastics and Corflute® off cuts.
The circular economy

Products that never go into the ground

At Corex, we believe plastic can be of great benefit to our society, when managed responsibly. We are industry leaders in facilitating the truly sustainable existence of plastic in our world.

Additional services we offer

Corex’s local assets, experience and general team know-how allows us to offer services at every stage of a product’s lifecycle.

Services Overview
Bespoke Solutions
Our product designers and polymer specialists will work with you to create products that are 100%…
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Design & Engineering
Experts in designing solutions made from Corflute®.
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Polymer Science
We engineer PP, HDPE and other polymer blends with specific qualities to suit customer’s…
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Prototyping
Market test and refine your product before the production run.
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How we can help your industry

Corex’s local assets, experience and general team know-how allows us to offer services at every stage of a product’s lifecycle.

Industries Overview
Retail & Signage
Durability meets graphic wow! Corflute® Range of sheet products has been formulated specifically for signage…
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Building & Construction
We manufacture a range of Fluteboard® and solid sheet products that are widely used for…
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Food & Beverage Production
We manufacture a wide range of product protection and packaging solutions for the food and…
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Food Packaging
We design and manufacture a broad range of fresh produce packaging solutions for use in…
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Horticulture
We are with you every step of the way throughout the journey of farm to…
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