Polyester - Polyethylene terephthalate - PET
The unique combination of chemical, thermal, physical and optical properties makes Polyester (Polyethylene terephthalate) ideal for a wide range of applications such as packaging, fibers, rods, planks, and tubes.
When your product requires special properties, we can develop a polyester raw material that completely fits your needs. It is our goal to find the perfect polymer formula for you. In addition to the use of virgin materials, we can also offer a solution for the usage of recycled materials. Just challenge us!
To achieve the best possible results, our technical support will cooperate with your team during this process.
Polyester for your manufacturing process
Polyester is suitable for a variety of applications in automotive, home furnishings, clothing, packaging, building & construction, and electronics. It can be processed by injection molding, extrusion (sheet and film), and thermoforming. Together with our customers, business and relation partners we develop sustainable, innovative polyesters, leading technologies and solutions for different kind of markets all over the world.
rPET raw material
Polyester most commonly refers to a type called PET, which is a transparent polyester. Mainly known for its use in soft drink bottles, but has many more applications such as packaging material, textiles or carpet. PET is a versatile raw material known for its strength, impact resistance and it is light weight. PET meets the highest food standard regulations and is a valuable raw material with a great and unique recyclability. As transparent PET bottles can be mechanically recycled in a relatively easy way, products with recycled PET (rPET) material (new bottles or garments) are becoming more available. Virgin PET and rPET are technically identical, meaning they share the same mechanical resistance and barrier properties. PET is fully recyclable and can be remelted and mechanically recycled as often as required.
End-to-end recycling process - CuRe Technology
DuFor is also exploring polyester recycling for various used and contaminated polyesters - including packaging materials and textile products - with our sister company Cumapol Polyester Upgrading.
Interested in our polyester raw materials solutions? Please contact us!
Together we can make the polyester with the best properties your product needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us.