Using recycled instead of virgin polyester reduces our dependency on fossil fuels, as the production of recycled polyester requires far fewer resources than that of new fibers and generates fewer CO2 emissions. It is made from recycled plastic bottles. It is a great way to divert plastic from our landfills.
What is Rpet ?
Recycled polyester is also known as RPET, with the “R” standing for recycled and the ”PET” for polyethylene terephthalate. Its used is particularly popular for bags, shoes,umbrella, garments and relative accessories. It is made of recycled plastic water bottles.
Where is the PET bottles from?
A wide range of drinks, food products and other consumer goods are bottled in PET. The majority of bottles contain water or soft drinks, both still and carbonated. Other goods bottled in PET include edible oil, vinegar, milk, and shampoo. The empty PET packaging is discarded by the consumer, after use and becomes PET waste. In the recycling industry, this is referred to as “post-consumer PET.” All types of PET packaging, including bottles are usually marked with the recycle symbol.
How BAICHUAN made color yarn from recycled plastic bottles?
There are two methods of recycling plastic into RPET yarn: For mechanical recycling, plastic is melted to make new yarn. Chemical recycling involves breaking down the plastic molecules and reforming them into yarn. Processing: old plastic bottle recycling, cutting scraps collected and sorted, Melt the plastic at high temperature (250 ℃），Mixed color master batch into yarn of different colors, recover upcycles into new yarn. And there are about 40-50 pcs of bottles can be used to produce 1kg recycled polyester yarn, 1.1kg can be used to weave around 1kg fabric.
Recycled polyester is definitely a sustainable option for our wardrobe. However, we need to be aware that it is still non-biodegradable and takes years to disappear once thrown away. It also still releases plastic microfibers.
Post time: Apr-25-2022