New recycling firm starts up at former Entropex site
Called ReVital Polymers Inc., the firm was founded by recycling industry veterans Emmie Leung and Tony Moucachen.
Two recycling industry veterans have announced the name of a new company reopening in the Sarnia, Ont. facility that previously operated as Entropex LLC operations.
The new company is called ReVital Polymers Inc.
Emmie Leung and Tony Moucachen, the respective founders of Emterra Group and Merlin Plastics Group, formed a partnership last summer. They acquired the assets of Entropex, including its 180,000-square-foot recycling facility, to form ReVital Polymers Inc.
In a news release, the two said that ReVital will recover post-consumer and post-industrial plastics and processes the materials into discrete resin types which are tailored to specific customer end-use applications.
It’s not yet known exactly when production will start or how many employees will be hired.
Entropex, one of Canada’s largest plastics recyclers, closed its doors in July 2016. President Keith Bechard said in a statement issued at the time that despite best efforts, the company had “struggled to meet financial challenges caused by the dramatic decline in oil prices and the very competitive business environment.”
Leung and Moucachen subsequently put together a bid for the assets of Entropex that was accepted by a Canadian court.
“[Our] vision for the new company is to create sustainable, post-consumer, plastic material products that contribute to the circular economy by preserving their utility and value over their extended lifecycle,” Leung and Moucachen said. “Our aim will be to create products that help our customers – producers and brand owners – achieve the best possible environmental outcomes that result in cost efficient end-of-life product management.”