Lime Green Products open new manufacturing plant

To celebrate the recent opening of its 100 metric tonnes a day capacity manufacturing plant, Lime Green Products held its first Open Day attended by customers, architects and restoration contractors, conservation officers and the Lord Mayor of Much Wenlock, who all enjoyed a tour of the new factory.

The Lord Mayor of Much Wenlock with Lime Green Products staff

Continuing over 500 years of lime production on Wenlock Edge, Lime Green Products completed the construction of its state of the art mixing plant in just 3 months, after 3 years of planning. Twenty three storage silos holding over 600 tonnes of raw materials will provide the capacity for a daily manufacturing output of approximately 100 metric tonnes. A sophisticated software system ensures highly accurate computer controlled batching of ingredients for all products.

Lime Green Product's new processing plant

Lime Green Product’s new machinery

The plant is designed for very precise weighing and mixing, for some ingredients as accurate as 1 gram per tonne, which allows us to make a product with greater consistency over time whilst also improving efficiency in raw material and energy use. The bulk storage is cleaner and safer, as materials are contained in sealed, constantly monitored silos. This has also significantly reduced the amount of HGV traffic on and off the site, and eliminated a large amount of packaging waste.

The plant has a wide range of ingredients available on demand from the silos, everything from very traditional roman cement and limes through to modern low-carbon binders. This allows us to switch between products with ease to meet short lead times, a real concern for many contractors in the industry.”

James Ayres, Co-founder and Operations Director

Since its formation in 2002, Lime Green has established itself as the UK’s foremost manufacturer of hydraulic lime mortar, lime plaster and lime render. For further information please visit their website – www.lime-green.co.uk or contact dominic@lime-green.co.uk.

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