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LEX TECHNOLOGY PROCESSOR PRODUCES GOODS FROM GARBAGE IN ECONOMICAL, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WAY

 TORONTO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Vast quantities of industrial and household waste can be saved from disposal in landfill sites, via specialized equipment now emerging from Lex Technologies Inc., based here.
 Lex has harnessed the commercial potential of common, hard-to- utilize and often-worthless scrap -- including coal fly ash, shredded plastics, oil containers, carpet, glass and auto parts -- blending them to produce industrial, commercial and household goods by encapsulating garbage materials with plastic binders. Unique combinations of readily available raw materials with compatible binders have created lightweight, high-strength, durable and low-cost end products.
 According to Lex President Martin Walsh, Lex can economically access and utilize a wide spectrum of waste materials. The company's high- intensity mixing and compression-molding process automatically blends the materials together to produce basic functional products such as paving stones, roofing tiles, pallets and fence posts.
 In a typical manufacturing cycle using Lex equipment, raw materials are ground down or fragmented into an appropriate size for mixing. The feedstock of crushed components is then fed into the processing unit, where materials combine with each other in the mixing chamber. Mechanically generated heat from the shearing actions of the processor is transferred in sufficient quantities to melt the contents of the vented chamber safely, while any volitile gases or excess moisture easily escapes.
 According to Walsh, the shear heat melts materials at both the lowest possible temperature and in the shortest possible time, minimizing power usage.
 After the semi-molten mass exits the processor, it is ready to be shaped, molded or pelletized as needed. Production rates range from 100 to 20,000 pounds per hour, according to Walsh.
 Lex pre-tests a prospective customer's own materials in its in-house R&D center and produces sample products on a full-scale production line before customizing a system for a client.
 According to Walsh, "Once more of the advanced composite materials experts see what can be achieved with these processors, I think we shall have both industrialists and governments banging on our door. The potential is absolutely astonishing."
 Lex Technologies welcomes partnership projects in conjunction with venture capital, based upon a minimum primary commitment of US$250,000. Three processor models are currently available, with varying capacities.
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 /CONTACT: Craig Hunt, director of marketing, Lex Technologies Inc., 416-799-0777, or 416-799-0779 by fax/


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