Tetronics International shows Swindon Councillor potential for green job growth in Swindon

Swindon, Feb 19, 2013 – Swindon based Tetronics International., market leader in the supply of Direct Current (DC) plasma waste recovery plants for the treatment of hazardous waste and metal recovery, was pleased to welcome Mark Dempsey to their Swindon offices, both in his role as Deputy Leader of the Swindon Labour Group of Councillors and as European Environmental Policy Advisor for Hewlett Packard. Discussions took place around the global demand for Tetronics plasma waste management technology and its knock-on effect to generating green growth in Swindon.

Tetronics International, the market leaders in the supply of Direct Current (DC) plasma plants for hazardous waste treatment and metal recovery experienced a record-breaking year in 2012, which saw the company penetrate several new international markets, and scoop a National Recycling Award for their patented treatment of electrical wastes.

Tetronics’ tried and tested technology has been installed in more than 80 plants worldwide, in a wide range of different applications, from the reclamation of Platinum Group Metals in South Korea, to the management of hazardous dusts from the steel-making process in Italy, and treatment of contaminated soils in Germany.

Most recently the company has commissioned a plant in Taiwan for the extraction of precious metals from electrical waste, working with its strategic partner Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp.  Tetronics has also seen strong interest in the USA for their patented plasma technology and anticipates further investment news from this region in the near future.

Councillor Dempsey, who has a vision for building a Green New Deal in Swindon, was encouraged by his visit to Tetronics and explains;

“Tetronics International show the potential for Swindon of growing the green economy.  Their use of cutting edge technology enables precious metals to be reclaimed from waste, turning waste into the new resources we need.  With the green economy growing at 7 per cent per annum, companies like Tetronics are turning environmental challenges into a business opportunity.”

Stephen Davies, CEO for Tetronics International comments;

“The Environmental sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK with environmental and low-carbon business now making up 8 per cent of the UK’s GDP.  At a time of increasing environmental regulations and growing concerns about resource scarcity, demand for Tetronics International’s pioneering plasma technology is set to rise – this will only benefit the green economy in Swindon.”

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