ReSpec(t) for polyesters
Using polyester waste as a resource is key to becoming more resource efficient. At the end of their service life, polyester products 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.
High performance materials to create your own closed loop
DuFor develops innovative polyester raw materials which are made to be recycled and focuses on the complete polyester life cycle. For example, packaging, textiles, filaments, and strapping applications present excellent opportunities for the use of (recycled) PET. Together with the recycling know-how of our sister company Cumapol and the compounding expertise of DuFor, we can produce raw 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 design for recycling, bio-based polyesters and mechanical and chemical recycling.
Replace fossil based raw materials with bio-based or recycled materials
The circle logos of our companies represent our joint forces and are symbolic for the circular economy loop that we pursue. Our goal is to establish a circular economy for polyesters by finding sustainable materials and creating a second life. We believe it is possible to replace traditional fossil materials with bio-based or recycled materials. Working closely with our customers and bringing together our complementary expertise and resources, we move faster in developing 100% renewable and recyclable polyesters on a commercial scale.
Looking to the future, the polymer Industry is faced with many challenges. We are supplying more and more sustainable materials and solutions and are aiming to bring this to the next level. We will continue to work in the cooperative and open atmosphere in which we have been doing business ever since we started. We enthusiastically invite you to do the same and to help find solutions for these challenges together with us.
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Together we can make the polyester with the best properties your product needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us.