Recycling – Recovering Valuable Material
The primary target market for Impact is the recycling sector for density separation whereby the removal of unwanted dust and fibres from the dry recyclables results in a ‘cleaner,’ more valuable product. This is a sector in which the systems pay for themselves in a short period of time and the customer can calculate the additional revenue they can make by improving the quality of their recyclables. The recycling market continues to be buoyant as world interest in protecting the environment and natural resources rises. Within the UK there have been recent changes in legislation (increases in landfill tax) to incentivise processors to improve the quality of their recyclables, making Impact Air Systems even more desirable.
For the last 20 years Impact has provided air systems across the globe. These opportunities primarily arose as a result of UK customers choosing to put similar systems in their other facilities outside of the UK. However, as its internet presence improved, it received enquiries and installed systems across the globe for a huge variety of customers. In order to better serve customers outside of the UK, Impact has established a number of trade partnerships in Japan, Poland, Russia, Spain and the Netherlands. In 2015, Impact Air Systems opened corporate offices and operations in California to further cement their commitment and confidence in the American market.
The decision to expand to the West Coast of the USA allows Impact to offer American engineering excellence via Gary Price, who has over 30 years experience in the industry. Nick Ball, managing director of Impact commented “We have been working in the USA for many years now, and the recent increase in orders and enquiries for our systems meant that we needed to have staff working specifically from that part of the world to ensure that we can continue to provide the best service possible and to be on hand for new enquiries and site visits. International sales continue to grow year on year and we have reacted by expanding to become an international company.
Impact is extremely excited to announce the opening, and to further develop our network of customers and trade partners. Impact has become the popular choice for air based solutions to move and separate waste, around the world. The innovative engineering skills of our sales and project teams are second to none, which places us in prime position within the recycling and waste & trim sectors in the USA.”
Impact’s project team has vast experience of installing systems in a variety of environments across the globe. They are well versed in the management of imports and exports and understand the importance of safe and efficient transportation of goods. Impact’s installation teams are also used to working outside of the UK for weeks at a time. They understand the importance of doing the best job first time and communicate with the customer to ensure the health and safety of the site is maintained at all times. They pride themselves on efficient installations with minimum downtime and disruption to the customer and existing operations.
Waste & Trim Extraction
Impact’s market for waste and trim removal systems is also far reaching. Our solutions allow production facilities to automatically collect ‘waste or scrap’ trim and convey it to a collection point, typically a baler or compactor where it can then be collected for recycling. These systems typically allow the customer to generate revenue from their waste whilst fulfilling their obligation to recycle. The systems also eliminate the need for staff to have to keep removing the waste and allow production to run continuously. Impact’s most worked with sectors are print, corrugated, board/carton, beverage can, label, foil and film. For both our recycling and waste and trim customers, nuisance dust is an inevitable by-product and problem for operational areas. We provide a range of effective dust control systems which are designed with in-depth knowledge of the European ATEX directive for equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.