Sustainability Talk on the occasion of the Performance Days
Fit for the future: Circularity for polyester textiles
This is how it still looks today: Around 90 percent of the PET and polyester* produced globally cannot be recycled. At the same time, the plastics industry is faced with the task of phasing out fossil raw materials. This creates the great common task of using what we already have in our hands: our waste - a great resource.
On the occasion of the Performance Days in Munich, Carsten Eichert took part in the panel “Competences, Services and Research we need for a Circular World” on November 4, 2022 and discussed the challenges and proposed solutions with other representatives of a circular solution. The panel was moderated by Anna Rodewald, partner at GreenroomVoice.
It is possible to experience the event as a webinar afterwards. Carsten Eichert spoke about our patented basic technology revolPET® and its adaptation for the previously unusable polyester textiles, the process revolTEX®. The big plus: These groundbreaking recycling techniques solved the dependency on fossil raw materials while maintaining the level of quality.
In this way, our processes offer a reliable starting point for future-oriented business models of a new generation. These stand for growth that focuses on sustainable action.
A true circular economy for mixed plastics
Our mission is to drive a true circular economy in the world of plastic. We are convinced that a circular economy will not only be the prerequisite for long-term business success. This enables new value creation paths and perspectives.
Good reasons to get to know revolPET®
- Starting material: wide range of uses (PET, PET-PE / PP mix, polyester, polycotton)
- Re-produced monomers meet fossil-based material specifications
- Re-polymerization without detours
- Flexible drop-in into existing processes thanks to high quality
- Significantly positive CO2 balance
Plastic waste as a valuable raw material
The revolutionary revolPET® technology breaks down plastic waste in a targeted manner in a continuous and highly efficient process. The basic molecular building blocks produced are available for new PET plastics. Other recyclable materials are separated and can be sent to specific recycling routes.
Flexibility and robustness make the revolPET® and revolTEX® processes particularly valuable as sustainable solutions in two aspects: companies in the plastics industry become independent of fossil raw materials. In addition, the CO2 balance is significantly reduced.
*Source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation (Towards the circular economy) / McKinsey