The Circular Economy means new opportunities, solutions, and innovative applications
Using waste as a resource is key to becoming more resource efficient. At the end of their service life, polyesters are still too valuable to simply be thrown away. Moving the polyester value chain in this circular direction would mean improving recycling, promoting reuse, and redesigning products, while taking into account the whole life cycle of products.
DuFor focuses on developing innovative polyesters that are recyclable and made with renewable resources. For example, packaging, textiles, filaments, and strapping applications present excellent opportunities for the use of recycled materials. Together with the recycling know-how of our sister company Cumapol and the compounding expertise of DuFor, we can produce materials based on 100% rPET flakes. These recycled polyesters have at least the same quality, functionality, and feel of those produced from virgin polyester. Today, 70% of our R&D activities concentrate on sustainable applications, with a particular focus on bio-based polyesters and mechanical and chemical recycling.