rPET - Design for Recycling
Support the circular economy and create your own closed loop
The most recyclable plastics are PET and HDPE, PET has an excellent environmental profile due to its recyclability. Unfortunately, a lot of valuable PET material ends up in landfill or incineration instead of in collection points. DuFor develops innovative polyester raw materials which are made to be recycled and focuses on the complete polyester life cycle. Our strength is to enhance the properties of polyesters while maintaining the recyclability. Also, we focus on the development of polyester-based solutions to substitute (a combination of) materials that are less recyclable or have a higher environmental impact. We believe that design for recycling is key to achieve a fully circular economy.
rPET for packaging
European strategy on Plastics requires all plastic packaging in the European market to be fully recyclable ♻ by 2030, which makes design for recycling necessary. rPET levels in packaging can be increased and can be made 100% recyclable as well. Together with our customers, we develop the right combination of the lowest environmental impact and the best product performance. We can also help you with selecting the right materials to make your packaging fully recyclable. Because at the end of their service life, polyesters are too valuable to simply be thrown away.
At DuFor we offer high quality specialty rPET grades which are suitable for rigid or flexible packaging. We also offer specialty rPET suitable for injection molding and extrusion processes and also for 3D printing filament. These recycled polyesters have at least the same quality, functionality, and feel of those produced from virgin polyester.