February 24, 2021
What is Polyester Used For?
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?
These days we are likely to see recycled polyester as a component in everything from furniture to apparel to kitchen gadgets. So exactly what is recycled polyester? First let’s define what is polyester. Invented in the 1940’s, polyester is a synthetic (man-made) fiber that is composed of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET and made primarily from […]
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 transforms materials into “new” secondary raw materials without changing the base…
What is Chemical Recycling?
Chemical recycling, also called advanced recycling, is taking plastic waste and reducing it back to its…