• ​R-PET

          • WHAT IS PET?

          • PET, or polyethylene terephthalate (polyester), is a polymer that is obtained from para-xylene and ethylene. It can be processed using various methods, including injection, injection blow moulding, extrusion, and thermoforming.

            It is a linear material, extremely tough and highly transparent, with strong resistance to wear, breakage, impacts, fire and chemical products. It is also 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly. When it is exposed to flame, it produces only a small amount of non-toxic fumes.

            Types of PET

            Its main applications include:

            • Textiles: PET was originally developed to replace natural fibres such as cotton and linen, and was first used in industry.
            • Bottles: Mostly containers, as it is able to remain in contact with food and drink and helps to preserve their aromas and flavours.
            • Sheets: blister packs for tools, toys and food trays.
            • Film: The most widespread uses of PET include film for use with photographic and audio applications and X-ray imaging.
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          • Pellets
          • R-PET in the form of pellets, obtained from flakes of PET bottles that are hot-washed, meticulously cleaned, filtered (optionally, the intrinsic viscosity can also be modified) and extruded.  
          • Preform regrind
          • Regrind of PET preforms rejected during production. Preforms are the precursor material that is blown to make PET bottles.
          • Micronized PET
          • This material comes from the production of PET materials (whether from new or recycled resin) and is later shredded and micronised to a powder form. 
          • Hot-washed flakes
          • PET bottles are subjected to a comprehensive battery of processes that remove any labels, caps and other contaminants by washing at high temperatures, to produce flakes that are exceptionally clean and suitable for high-value applications.