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PET Processing by Calcination

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, May 06, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

PET flakes are the ground and processed material made from recycled water bottles and other items manufactured from polyethylene terephthalate (PET).  This plastic is semi-pourous and has a tendency to absorb molecules of the liquid or food substance it had been in contact with.  Also known by its brand name of Dacron, it is widely used as food and beverage containers, polyester fabric and clothing, as well as other applications for synthetic fiber.  Depending on past thermal history and processing means, polyethylene terephthalate can either exist as a transparent or semi-crystaline polymer resin.

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Tags: process equipment, calciners, PET flakes