Welcome

RITTEC Umwelttechnik is your partner for managing recycling in the world of plastics. With our patented revolPET® technology, we develop methods that enable PET to be completely recycled and given new life, again and again.

Our motivation is to find solutions to conserve finite resources. Our research-intensive developments meet the highest standards in terms of innovation, economic efficiency and environmental protection.

The result is smart solutions for the many diverse forms of PET plastic. We specialise in coloured bottles, multi-layer packaging and polyester textiles.

News

5.3 million tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste was gathered in Germany in the year 2018 alone. Of this, only 38.6% was recycled - the rest landed primarily in incineration plants (Plastics Europe). As a direct result, potential revenues from recyclates equivalent to €700,000 were irreversibly destroyed.

Partners

Institute for Chemical and Thermal Process Engineering (ICTV), TU Braunschweig

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Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF), TU Braunschweig

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Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology

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Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC), Clausthal Technical University

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University of São Paulo (USP) - São Carlos Campus

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University of São Paulo (USP) - Ribeirão Preto Campus

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Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH

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Reclay Materials GmbH

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Source One GmbH

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Weee.do Ltda.

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VTU Engineering Deutschland GmbH

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Schiller Apparatebau GmbH

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German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK São Paulo)

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bluesign®

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Packaging

revolPET® A cycle for plastic

We developed our new revolPET® technology for high quality recycling of PET plastics. Waste PET is dissolved into its constituent monomers, which are then available to create PET with the same quality as totally new product. This monomer production method ensures complete raw material conservation. Turning old into new.

Textiles

revolTEX® solution for textiles containing polyester

In 2000, polyester replaced cotton as the leading fibre used in textile manufacture. Now, 20 years later, polyester production has doubled compared to what it was back in 2000. Over 60 percent of PET production is processed into polyester fibres and finds its way into the textile industry.

International Projects

revolBRAS - circular economy solution for platics in Brazil

Based on the revolPET® technology, we are developing a solution for a circular value-added chain for plastics in Brazil: economical, sustainable and robust. The solution includes the collection, sorting and processing of PET waste ...

 

  • Innovation
  • Cooperation
  • Research & development