How Polyester is Made
Polyester (polyethylene terephthalate, or PET) is a?man-made fiber derived from petroleum, air, and water. Essentially a plastic, polyester is made by?mixing ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. Polyester fibers are formed through a chemical reaction where two or more molecules combine to make a large molecule whose structure repeats throughout its length. Polyester fibers can form very long, stable, and strong molecules.
Common Uses for Polyester
It is easier to say what polyester is not used for than what it is. That’s because polyester can be found in almost every element of modern life. Some of polyester’s?most common uses include:Upholstery fabric, luggage, threads and yarns, hosiery, sportswear, food and beverage containers.
Demand for recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), or polyester, has increased significantly in recent years. There are many?advantages to recycled polyester, including reduced energy consumption in the manufacturing process as compared to producing virgin polyester; reduced CO3 emissions, and reduced extraction of crude oil and natural gas to make virgin plastic. There are two techniques for producing recycled polyester: mechanical recycling and chemical recycling.
Opportunities for Polyester
Baichuan is dedicated to innovating polyester recycling technology to reduce waste, drastically decrease the use of fossil fuels in polyester production, and to create a more sustainable approach to manufacturing polyester. Because polyester is an essential fiber used throughout modern society, leveraging opportunities to recycle polyester is paramount. A sampling of BAICHUAN innovations include:
Advanced bottle recycling, which produces recycled bottle fiber for a range of uses.
Coats and parkas
Bedding such as sheets, comforters, and sleeping bags
Fillings for comforters (due to its insulating properties)
Soft furnishings and upholstery
Luggage and other bags.
Post time: Jul-21-2022