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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

Empty juice bottles, cheese packaging, to-go boxes, polyester textiles: the RITTEC team sees great opportunities for raw materials where many people imagine filthy cities and seas. With their PET circular economy project "revolBRAS" they were granted with the titel of "Startups Connected 2022" competition, awarded on September 29, 2022 at the 10th German-Brazilian Congress for Innovation and Sustainability...

Expert Testimonies

 

"RITTEC offers a solution for trays that is ecologically and economically attractive for the first time."

Jens Nießmann, Managing Director, Reclay Holding GmbH

"revolPET shows how beneficial collaboration between business and science can be, while addressing a solution to the global plastics problem."

Michael Petz, Head of Innovation Development, Chamber of Industry and Commerce

“Through the revolPET-method we can successfully upcycle degraded PET materials into high quality monomers”

Dipl.-Eng. FH Jens Forberger, Fraunhofer Institute für Chemical Technologies

 

“The ability to substitute virgin-monomers has shifted into the obtainable future for us.”

Dr. Olaf Hempel, Development Leader, Equipolymers GmbH

 

“revolPET enables us to recover raw materials out of a composite mix of different plastics.”

Prof. Dr.-Eng. Stephan Scholl, ICTV, TU Braunschweig

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