Flexible foam company Armacell has announced that the firm will reach one billion recycled PET bottles during the course of 2019.
It has said that passing this figure shows the growth of its PET business, the substitution of legacy materials and the increasing adoption rates of recycled PET foam core products.
With the launch of ArmaForm in 2006, Armacell has invested in the research and development of its technology, which allows the production of structural PET foam boards made from 100% post-consumer PET.
Armacell vice president of engineered foams Bart Janssen said: “With our PET foam production we are looking back on a pioneering 13-year history in the composites industry. Our portfolio includes many innovative solutions, such as our PET-based foil products and 3D-particle foams. A major breakthrough was the introduction of our rPET process technology.”
In 2010, Armcacell launched the ‘world’s first’ foam cores made from 100% recycled PET, and today the company’s entire PET foam product portfolio is based on its process technology, which is supporting customers in their aim to increase the use of sustainable composite materials.
Armacell’s rPET technology used recycled PET bottles that are turned down for reuse by the sector and converts the waste material into a high-quality resource to put back into the production cycle.