September 8, 2021
What exactly is polyester fiber made out of?
Polyester fiber has come a long way since the 1960s. Thanks to technology, the fabric quality and feel has improved. Today, polyester is the most popular fiber in the world. But many wonder: What exactly is polyester? What is it made out of? And how is it different from other textiles?
August 20, 2021
How circularity can put an end to plastic waste
In the face of climate change, pollution, and population growth, businesses are looking for more sustainable solutions. One of those solutions is circularity. Circularity disrupts the idea that items like plastic are disposable. Instead, it focuses on reuse and recycling.
August 3, 2021
3 Ways Recycling Technology Keeps Plastic Bottles Out of Landfills
Recycling companies use different technologies to convert post-consumer plastic into new materials. Some technologies are mechanical and others chemical. Some even offer more advanced, proprietary recycling technology.
July 22, 2021
Surprising products that are made from recycled plastic bottles
As recycling technology and accessibility improves, so does the innovation of new materials made from recycled bottles, like high-tech polyester fabrics, recycled PET, and so much more.
July 5, 2021
5 Reasons to Recycle Your Plastic Bottles
When plastic bottles are recycled, they can gain new life in a variety of products, from fabrics and carpeting, to toys, toothbrushes, and building materials. But that’s not the only reason consumers and corporations should be concerned about recycling plastic containers.
June 16, 2021
Recycled Plastic: How Much of the World’s Plastic is Recycled Plastic?
Recycled plastic is used for everything from packaging to fabric, but it makes up only about 8% of the 8.3 billion tons of plastic created since the 1950s. As a result, plastic pollution is widespread and harmful, leeching toxic chemicals into the environment and threatening wildlife and habitat.
June 4, 2021
How Textile Recycling Companies Can Become More Sustainable
Textile recycling companies can improve their sustainability by reducing waste produced, reusing left over scrap and using recycled materials.
May 14, 2021
How Recycled Polyester Became an Essential Fiber
It is, nearly impossible to imagine a world without polyester. Polyester or Recycled polyester is used to make synthetic fabrics, industrial fibers, yarns, and ropes used in everything from car tire reinforcements to conveyer belts. It is in cushions and quilts, upholstery, and more. Given how essential polyester is in modern life, it is hard to believe it is less than one hundred years old.
May 4, 2021
Mechanical versus Advanced Recycled Polyester
Of the two types of polyester recycling, mechanical PET recycling is more common but degrades quality. Chemical, or advanced recycling, restores the molecular structure.
April 14, 2021
Scrappy Innovation: SAYA takes recycled fabric to the next level
Using innovative technology, SAYA RSCUW Project recycles cutting scraps from the garment industry, keeping waste out of the landfill and working toward textile circularity.
April 6, 2021
How and Why to Reduce Business Carbon Footprint
The U.N. Paris Accord calls for limiting atmosphere temperature increases to 1.5 degree Celsius to reduce global carbon footprint. This requires accountability from businesses.
March 18, 2021
Polyester Yarns and Fabrics: From Petroleum to Apparel
Polyester is a man-made substance containing petroleum, coal, air and water that was developed in 1941. Manufacturers create three different types of yarn from polyester, and these yarns are used in everything from clothing to industrial materials to disposable water bottles, and more. The three yarns are monofilament, multifilament, and spun.
March 8, 2021
What does Carbon Footprint mean? A Number to Reduce
The carbon footprint of an entity has become a standard measure of comparison and is defined as the sum of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from fossil-fuel combustion in manufacturing, heating, and transportation, as well as emissions required to produce the electricity associated with goods and services which are consumed.
February 24, 2021
The Many Uses of Polyester
Polyester, a thermoplastic polymer, can be processed into a wide variety of products including food containers, disposable bottles and polyester fibers. The fibers can then be spun into different shapes, thicknesses and lengths and knit or woven into a wide variety of polyester fabrics.
February 11, 2021
What is Recycled Polyester?
Like traditional or “virgin” polyester, recycled polyester is made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). However, instead of utilizing raw petroleum to make fiber, recycled polyester is made of existing polyester products including plastic bottles. Recycled PET can replace virgin polyester in apparel, industrial products and more.
October 28, 2020
How do Recycled and Recyclable Differ?
Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash…
What is Mechanical Recycling?
Mechanical recycling of plastic transforms used plastic bottles back into raw PET without without changing the base molecular structure.
Chemical Recycling of Plastics
Chemical recycling of plastics, also called advanced recycling