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  • Morf can provide full batch traceability of compounded material on every step of its journey

    • Initial testing of purchased feedstock and scrap material

    • Homogenous blended material testing

    • Mini-blend testing  

    • Production testing

    • Feedstock samples kept for minimum 2 years

    • Retained samples of compound kept for minimum 2 years

    • A Certificate of Conformity is provided with every Delivery Note, confirming the compound is within the specification agreed with the Customer

    We are also ISO 9001:2015 certified. This means we operate a Quality Management System which meets with the ISO 9001:2015 standards for the manufacture and supply of thermoplastic raw materials from prime, processed and recycled polymer into agreed specifications of various forms. You can trust in Morf.

    • We hold EUCertplast accreditation which permits us to export materials to Europe that comply with European recycling standards, e.g. Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) in Germany.  Some of the main features of the EUCertplast scheme are the focus on the traceability of plastic materials in the supply chain, throughout the recycling process and the recycled content quality in the end-product.  This provides an assurance to our suppliers and customers that the post-consumer plastics processed in your plant are treated according to best practices and with respect towards the environment.

    • We are CMS-certified (Competence Management Scheme).  This confirms that we manufacture and supply thermoplastic raw materials from processed and recycled polymer into an agreed specification of various forms at our Recycling site in accordance with the Environment Agency (EA) issued permit.

    Luxus are licenced by the Environment Agency to act as a registered Waste Transfer Station, whereas many of our competitors have to operate on exemption licence.

    • Luxus is deservedly perceived in the market as a manufacturer of quality recycled compounds

    • We are known for our technical capabilities, delivering specifications that many others cannot.  As a result, customers often refer to us as ‘technical compounders’ as opposed to ‘recycled compounders’

    • We are known for our ability to offer a genuine alternative to virgin material, by offering a solution that is fit for purpose, which meets our customer’s expectations and protects the environment.

  • Luxus, manufacturer of Morf, is a confirmed signatory of Operation Clean Sweep®, which is an international initiative from the plastics industry, designed to reduce plastic pellet loss to the environment. 


    By signing up to Operation Clean Sweep®, companies make a commitment to adhere to best practice and implement systems to prevent plastic pellet loss - and that they will play their part in protecting the aquatic environment. We were happy to do that. 

  • This is only accurate where the material contains carbon black pigment.  Maker of Morf, Luxus, and its partner business Colourtone, have developed a black pigment (Masterbatch) that is near-infrared (NIR) detectable, thus rendering black plastic recyclable at material recovery facilities.

  • At Luxus we believe that it is better to recycle and re-use plastic that is already in circulation rather than send it to landfill. Since almost 80% of the plastic waste ever created is still in our environment, which could take hundreds of years to break down, it is better for the environment to find another use for it than to incinerate or bury it. Morf makes best use of the plastic already in the world by recycling it into something new.

  • Luxus / Morf plastic is manufactured from either:

    • Post-Consumer scrap - All material purchased by Luxus is bought to an agreed specification with our suppliers.  It must have no contaminants and must have been hot-washed.  The material is always tested before it is used and during re-processing. It is exposed to high temperatures for melting and mixing reasons, thus cleaning the material further.  We also have extraction systems designed to remove dust, moisture and volatiles from the compound.

    • Post-Industrial scrap - This can be defined as plastic which has never been used by a consumer, so is in fact clean, untouched material.  It is usually generated from manufacturing scrap, e.g. out of spec products or excess cuttings / cut-offs.

    • Plastic has a negative reputation, however studies have proven that the damage caused by producing alternative materials can cause even more of a negative impact on the environment. 

    • Research consistently finds that paper bags have a far higher carbon footprint than plastic ones, because the process of making them uses so much energy**

    • The process of producing metals like stainless steel and aluminium releases huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. This means that reusables made from metal will need to avoid a lot of waste before they save more resources than it took to produce them. A stainless steel water bottle needs to be used 500 times before it is better for the environment than a single-use plastic one. **

    • In terms of bottled water, a recent study comparing the environmental impacts of plastic and glass found that water in glass bottles ‘showed the worst results’ due to the increased amounts of raw materials and energy required to produce it. E.g. Glass milk bottles are a popular choice for people aiming to reduce waste, but be aware these need to be reused 20 times before they have a lower carbon footprint than plastic bottles. 

    ** Source:

  • The Morf brand can only be utilised by our customers who have given a legal guarantee that they will NOT blend recycled Morf material with prime/virgin plastic. In addition, our customers must not mix Morf material with other supplier’s materials either. Luxus, the makers or Morf, reserves the right to audit its customers at any point to check for compliance.

    One of our core strengths at Luxus is that we are proud to offer full batch traceability with our re-processed compound.  We keep retained samples of every batch of all finished compound for between 2-10 years, along with samples of the feedstock (source material) used to manufacture the compound. 


    Morf is a name you can trust.

  • Some people feel that plastic products should be banned completely, this isn’t realistic. Half of the world's disposable plastic has been produced in the past 15 years, and since it does not degrade quickly (experts estimate it could take up to 1,000 years**) , it is here to stay for the foreseeable future. BUT by recycling and re-using plastic waste/scrap, we are able to create new, useful products, avoid landfill and have a positive impact on the environment in multiple ways.


  • Here are a few definitions of some of the key terms used when talking about recycled polymers

    • Additives - Substances added to a resin in order to modify its properties and to increase its performance (e.g. rigidity, flexibility, colour, durability etc.). Examples of additives include: stabilisers, pigments, fillers, lubricants and impact modifiers.

    • Circular Economy - Alternative to the conventional linear economy. 'Circular' means that society keeps resources in use for as long as possible, extracts the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recovers and regenerates products and materials at the end of each service life.

    • Closed Loop Recycling - Processing of plastic waste in a closed and controlled chain. These are product loops in which materials are continually recycled into the same product.

    • Compound - Mix of different plastic types and additives.

    • Compounding - Process where a polymer is mixed with additives to achieve the desired functionalities of a finished product.

    • Contamination/Impurities - Unwanted content in sorting input, sorting output and recycled material. Most common impurities in plastic waste streams include metals, paper/cardboad and organic contamination (food residues), among others. 

    • EuCertPlast - Certification scheme focusing on the traceability of plastic materials and the quality of recycled content.

    • Injection Moulding - Method of forming objects from granular or powdered plastics, most often of the thermoplastic type. During the process the material is fed from a hopper to a heated chamber, there it is softened after which a ram or a screw forces the material into a mould. The pressure is maintained until the mass has hardened sufficiently for removal from the mould.

    • Landfill - Specially engineered site for disposal of solid waste on land. The waste is generally spread in thin layers which are then covered with soil.

    • Masterbatch - Plastic containing very high percentages of additives or colour pigments, used for mixing into larger batches.

    • Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) - Plants where collected recyclable materials from households are sorted into different categories (e.g. plastics, cardboard, metal, paper).

    • Pellet - Standard raw material used in plastic manufacturing. Pellets are tablets or granules of uniform size, consisting of resins or mixtures of resins with compounding additives which have been prepared for moulding operations by extrusion and chopping into short segments

    • Polymer - Virgin plastic molecule which consists of chains or rings of linked monomer units.

    • Post-consumer Material - Material generated by households or by commercial, industrial and institutional facilities in their role as end-users of the product which can no longer be used for its intended purpose. This includes returns of material from the distribution chain. (Source: ISO 14021:2016)

    • Pre-consumer (post-industrial) Material - Also known as "post-industrial". Material diverted from the waste stream during a manufacturing process. Excluded is reutilisation of material such as rework, regrind or scrap generated in a process and capable of being reclaimed within the same process that generated it. (Source: ISO 14021:2016)

    • Prime / Virgin - Plastic input that has never been processed before, raw material

    • Recyclability - Plastics must meet four conditions for a product to be considered recyclable:

      • The product must be made with a plastic that is collected for recycling, has market value and/or is supported by a legislatively mandated programme.

      • The product must be sorted and aggregated into defined streams for recycling processes.

      • The product can be processed and reclaimed/recycled with commercial recycling processes.

      • The recycled plastic becomes a raw material that is used in the production of new products.

    • Regrind (Scrap) - Shredded and/or granulated recovered plastics material in the form of free-flowing material. The term is frequently used to describe plastics material in the form of scrap generated in a plastics processing operation and re-used in-house. This term is also used to describe fine plastics powder used as filler in the recovery of plastics. (Source: CEN/TR 15353:2007)

    • Recycling - Any recovery operation through which waste materials are reprocessed into products, materials or substances for their original or other purposes. The term recycling comprises different processes.

    • Thermoplastics - Variety of multiple polymers with different physical and mechanical properties. A major hurdle for mechanical recycling is that these different polymers are generally non-miscible or compatible with each other. This means that a mixture of different polymers can have inferior mechanical properties which make the recyclates unsuitable for many applications.

    • Virgin / Prime - Plastic input that has never been processed before, raw material.

    • Zero Waste - Reduction of solid waste generation waste to zero, or as close to zero as possible. (Source: APR)

If you’d like to know more about any of our processes and quality procedures, please get in touch

At Luxus we care about what we do and how we do it.  We are very proud of the quality management processes that we have in place and that Morf is a product that consumers and manufacturers can trust. 

Morf logo in white

If you’d like to know more about any of our processes and quality procedures, please get in touch

At Luxus we care about what we do and how we do it.  We are very proud of the quality management processes that we have in place and that Morf is a product that consumers and manufacturers can trust. 

Morf logo in white
Morf logo in white

If you’d like to know more about any of our processes and quality procedures, please get in touch

At Luxus we care about what we do and how we do it.  We are very proud of the quality management processes that we have in place and that Morf is a product that consumers and manufacturers can trust. 

Morf logo in white
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