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Advantages and Disadvantages of PET Resin

Polyethylene terephthalate offers a wide range of applications, especially in the packaging sector. PET resins are commonly used in manufacturing bottles, containers and packaging tapes. It proves to be an excellent barrier material, preventing the transfer of chemicals which makes it most suitable for food and cosmetics industry. PET resin is commonly used thermoplastics as it offers many benefits such as: The polymers are easily available and inexpensive PET polymers are hi

PET Resin Applications

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Resins are performance polymers. They offer a wide range of applications in the end segment markets. PET plastic are prominent in markets such as Transportation, Automotive, Electrical/Electronics, Household Appliances, Packaging, and Textile. As PET material is an excellent water and moisture barrier it used extensively in packaging industry especially for consumable packaging (water bottles, soft drinks, packed foods). The high mechanical st

PET Plastic at Glance

Polyethylene Terephthalate commonly known as PET or PETE is the mostly used polymer in the world. It is naturally transparent and semi-crystalline plastic used widely for products used in our day to day life. PET polymer is better termed as “Polyester” in the textile industry. It is widely used as a fiber for clothing as it is an excellent moisture barrier and also used for bottling and packaging on large scale. The major share of PET plastic produced comprises of synthetic f

Major Plastic Polluters in The World

In 2018 approximate 513 million tonnes of plastics wind up in the oceans every year out of which the 83,1% is from the following 20 countries: China is the most mismanaged plastic waste polluter leaving in the sea the 27.7% of the world total, second Indonesia with the 10.1%, third Philippines with 5.9%, fourth Vietnam with 5.8%, fifth Sri Lanka 5.0%, sixth Thailand with 3.2%, seventh Egypt with 3.0%, eighth Malaysia with 2.9%, ninth Nigeria with 2.7%, tenth Bangladesh with 2

Which Sector Produce The Most Plastic Waste?

The chart above shows the use of primary plastics by sector; in the chart we show these same sectors in terms of plastic waste generation. Plastic waste generation is strongly influenced by primary plastic use, but also the product lifetime. Packaging, for example, has a very short ‘in-use’ lifetime (typically around 6 months or less). This is in contrast to building and construction, where plastic use has a mean lifetime of 35 years. Packaging is therefore the dominant gener

Which Sector Produce The Most Plastic?

To which industries and product uses is primary plastic production allocated? In the chart we see plastic production allocation by sector for 2015. Packaging was the dominant use of primary plastics, with 42 percent of plastics entering the use phase. Building and construction was the second largest sector utilizing 19 percent of the total. Primary plastic production does not directly reflect plastic waste generation (as shown in the next section), since this is also influenc

What Really Happen to Plastic You Throw Away?

Check the video below to find out what really happen to the plastic you throw away: is a recycled plastic specialist that promotes the use of recycled PET flakes, recycled PET chips, recycled PP & HDPE granules to various plastic and polyester manufacturers. #CreatingNewLife #Recycled #Polyester #RecycledPET #RecycledPolyester #Polyester

History of Plastic (part 1/2)

Plastic is material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds that are malleable and so can be molded into solid objects. Plasticity is the general property of all materials which can deform irreversibly without breaking but, in the class of moldable polymers, this occurs to such a degree that their actual name derives from this specific ability. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass and often contain other sub

History of Plastic (part 2/2)

Check part 1 The development of plastics has evolved from the use of natural plastic materials (e.g., chewing gum, shellac) to the use of chemically modified, natural materials (e.g., natural rubber, nitrocellulose, collagen, galalite) and finally to completely synthetic molecules (e.g., bakelite, epoxy, polyvinyl chloride). Early plastics were bio-derived materials such as egg and blood proteins, which are organic pol

History of PET Plastic

Polyethylene terephthalate (sometimes written poly(ethylene terephthalate)), commonly abbreviated PET, PETE, or the obsolete PETP or PET-P, is the most common thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family and is used in fibres for clothing, containers for liquids and foods, thermoforming for manufacturing, and in combination with glass fibre for engineering resins. It may also be referred to by the brand names Terylene in the UK, Lavsan in Russia and the former Soviet U

Production of Bulk Continuous Filament Yarn from Recycled PET

Recycling PET bottles A long and complex process chain is needed to turn a used bottle into usable raw material. It all starts with the collection of the bottles and pressing them into bales. Afterwards, the bales are opened, sorted out and grinded. The flakes obtained are washed (cold and hot) and separated from the polyolefin, which comes from caps and gaskets. After drying and metal separation, the flakes are practically ready to be filled into silos or big bags. A new cyc

Manufacturing Process of Filament Yarn

Polyester is manufactured by one of several methods. The one used depends on the form the finished polyester will take. The four basic forms are filament, staple, tow, and fiberfill. In the filament form, each individual strand of polyester fiber is continuous in length, producing smooth-surfaced fabrics. In staple form, filaments are cut to short, predetermined lengths. In this form polyester is easier to blend with other fibers. Tow is a form in which continuous filaments a

Country Produce The Most Plastic Waste

In the chart we see the total plastic waste generation by country, measured in tonnes per year. This therefore takes account of per capita waste generation and population size. This estimate is available only for the year 2010, but as we see later in this entry, the relative global picture is similar in projections to 2025. With the largest population, China produced the largest quantity of plastic, at nearly 60 million tonnes. This was followed by the United States at 38 mil

What Country Produce The Most Plastic Waste?

Plastic waste per person In the chart we see the per capita rate of plastic waste generation, measured in kilograms per person per day. Here we see differences of around an order of magnitude: daily per capita plastic waste across the highest countries – Kuwait, Guyana, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, the United States – is more than ten times higher than across many countries such as India, Tanzania, Mozambique and Bangladesh. Note that these figures represent total plastic w

How Much Plastic The World Produce?

The chart shows the increase of global plastic production, measured in tonnes per year, from 1950 through to 2015. In 1950 the world produced only 2 million tonnes per year. Since then, annual production has increased nearly 200-fold, reaching 381 million tonnes in 2015. For context, this is roughly equivalent to the mass of two-thirds of the world population. The short downturn in annual production in 2009 and 2010 was predominantly the result of the 2008 global financial cr

Impact of Microplastic on Health

Impact of microplastics on wildlife There are several ways in which plastics can interact or influence wildlife. In the case of microplastics (particles smaller than 4.75 millimeter in diameter), the key concern is ingestion. Ingestion of microplastics have been shown to occur for many organisms. This can occur through several mechanisms, ranging from uptake by filter-feeders, swallowing from surrounding water, or consumption of organisms that have previously ingested micropl

What Is Microplastic?

Microplastics are very small pieces of plastic that pollute the environment. Microplastics are not a specific kind of plastic, but rather any type of plastic fragment that is less than 5 mm in length according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). They enter natural ecosystems from a variety of sources, including cosmetics, clothing, and industrial processes. Two classifications of microplastics currently exist. Primary microplastics are any plas

Manufacturing PET Strapping Band From PET Bottle Waste

Recycled PET Flakes has many application. One of the most common use is PET Strap. Check this below video to see its manufacturing process. Nara Loca Abadi is a recycled plastic specialist that promotes the use of recycled PET flakes, recycled PET chips, recycled PP & HDPE granules to various plastic packaging, strapping and polyester manufacturers. #CreatingNewLife #Recycled #Polyester #RecycledPET #RecycledPolyester #Polyester

Pros and Cons of Recycling

There is some debate over whether recycling is economically efficient. According to a Natural Resources Defense Council study, waste collection and landfill disposal creates less than one job per 1,000 tons of waste material managed; in contrast, the collection, processing, and manufacturing of recycled materials creates 6–13 or more jobs per 1,000 tons. However, the cost effectiveness of creating the additional jobs remains unproven. According to the U.S. Recycling Economic

What is Bo-PET?

BoPET (biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate) is a polyester film made from stretched polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and is used for its high tensile strength, chemical and dimensional stability, transparency, reflectivity, gas and aroma barrier properties, and electrical insulation. A variety of companies manufacture boPET and other polyester films under different brand names. In the UK and US, the most well-known trade names are Mylar, Melinex, and Hostaphan. BoPE

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