JFC Manufacturing, the Tuam-based based plastics company, has received the Product Award in the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) Business Awards for the Environment. JFC won the award for converting waste stream bottles, into a raw material for use in the manufacture of pipes. These pipes are used as part of a storm water attenuation system developed by JFC that minimises flooding.
JFC Manufacturing produces pipe and pipe fittings that are manufactured from 100% recycled material known as CorriPipe(tm). Linking in with collection schemes from around Ireland and the UK, bottles are recycled at JFC’s recycling operation at Runcorn, Cheshire and converted into raw material for their twin-wall extrusion plants based at Tuam, and Stratford-on-Avon.
CorriPipe has a broad range of applications including civil engineering, construction, sports amenity, agricultural and other sub-soil uses. It is used for surface and storm water drainage as well as land drainage and has been used in road projects across Ireland and the UK.
Indeed JFC’s involvement in the stormwater sector over the last number of years has led to the development of a complete range of stormwater management solutions. One such system is the JFC HydroChamber. This system delivers water to an innovative system that is designed to retain water during peak rainfall times and to regulate the outflow after the peak rainfall. This system is designed to control and minimise flooding.
A family-owned business, JFC Manufacturing was set up in 1987 in to supply specialised plastic products to the agricultural industry. The company has since grown to employ over 200 people. JFC has sales offices in Shropshire and Stratford-Upon-Avon in the UK, and further sites in the Netherlands, South Africa and Poland. The company also has an additional recycling division in Runcorn, Cheshire, called JFC Plastics.