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Rubber

Each year, approximately 100 million tyres are processed by the recycling industry. Previously, scrap tyres were often dumped illegally in lakes, on abandoned land, along the sides of roads and within sensitive habitats.

 

Today, scrap tyres play a prominent role in various industrial manufacturing processes. Scrap tyre rubber can be used in the manufacturing of new tyres, playground surfaces, equestrian mats and rubberised asphalt, amongst other products.

 

Some cutting-edge manufacturers are also converting used tyres back into the basic raw materials, namely oil and steel - both of which are in immense demand around the world. OCI has direct relations with these manufacturers throughout Asia and were one of the first companies to fully understand the complicated Indian import policies. OCI delivers materials to the correct specification and completes successful supply chain management with European exports peaking at 20,000MT per month.

 
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Plastics

With the explosive growth in the manufacturing of plastics comes the need to ensure these materials are recycled in an environmentally responsible manner once they have reached the end of their useful lives.

 

Recycling of engineered and industrial plastics creates tremendous opportunities to ensure these often difficult to process materials find suitable secondary users and reach them with the correct specification.

 

OCI has an extensive network of end users for many plastics in South East Asia and we pride ourselves on being able to find niche sectors to utilise almost any plastic presented.

 
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E - Waste

Electronic waste, or E-waste, is a term for electronic products that have become unwanted, non-working or obsolete and have reached the end of their useful life.

 

E-waste is created from anything electronic: computers, TVs, monitors, cell phones, PDAs, printers, etc. and because technology advances at such a high rate, many become “trash” after a few short years of use. In fact, whole technologies are eclipsed and contribute to E-waste such as; VCRs being replaced by DVD players, and DVD players being replaced by hard drive based media players and so on.

Over the past five years there has been a rapid drive into the recycling of E-waste in Asia. These are new processes but factories are capitalising on the vast supply of consumer electronics that have been discarded in the market. OCI has already developed a sizable client base and is a front-runner in the sector.

 
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Paper

Recovered fibre, also known as recovered paper and board, is one of the most widely recycled materials in the world. The paper recycling industry collects, sorts and processes the recovered fibre into specification grade products.

 

Paper trading is a fast paced and dynamic space - OCI has secured itself with a significant presence in the market through supplying the Indian subcontinent. Factories in the Indian and Pakistani markets need vast quantities of feedstock and require regular and reliable supplies to fuel their industries.

 

OCI have excellent relations with paper mills throughout Asia and are currently supplying a wide range of grades to our customers, to the correct specification and delivered on time via our logistics network.