The FilamentFactory Launches Type 712 Recycled Polyester

BAD HERSFELD, Germany — February 10, 2020 — The FilamentFactory (TFF) has introduced a new product line of recycled polyester high-strength multifilament yarns. Made from post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) waste, the Type 712 R-PET is characterized by very high strength and good dyeing properties.

For the new Type 712 R-PET product line, raw materials are used which are 100-percent recycled from post-consumer PET waste, mainly from PET bottles, thus closing the loop between the end consumer and yarn production.

TFF and our raw material suppliers have been certified with the globally recognized GRS certificate (Global Recycled Standard).

By taking this step, we are making our contribution to preserving resources and protecting the environment by reducing and reusing PET waste worldwide.

The properties of the Type 712 R-PET are comparable to those of the virgin Type 712 PET yarns, both in terms of processing and fastnesses.

Strengths of 68 cN/tex at an elongation at break of 16.0 percent and free shrinkage values (180°C; 15min) below 5 percent are achieved, making it possible to manufacture textiles with special properties. In addition, individual customer requirements can be tailor-made.

The new yarn family will be available in titers from 76 dtex up to 6600 dtex and, if required, will also be available with twist levels starting from S/Z60.

Thanks to the two-stage manufacturing process, properties such as shrinkage, specific strength/stretch are extremely constant.

Type 712 R-PET shows — thanks to the unique manufacturing process — significantly lower strength loss compared to other recycled PET yarns on the market.

Applications for these new R-PET high-strength filament yarns include sewing threads, technical applications, textile architecture, tents, silos, tarpaulins, aerospace, automotive and many more.

“With our initiative to produce recycled PET yarns, we are not only creating a valuable addition to our product portfolio, but also helping to protect the environment by reducing PET waste and CO² emissions,” said Yasar Kiray, business development manager, TFF.

Posted February 12, 2020

Source: The Filament Factory