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Plastic thermoforming is a process that involves heating a plastic sheet to a specific temperature, forming it into a desired shape, and then cooling it to retain that shape. At our company, we specialize in the production of thermoformed rPET film, a type of plastic that is made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

One of the main benefits of using rPET film is that it is a sustainable alternative to traditional apet plastic. Not only does it reduce the amount of plastic waste in the environment, but it also requires less energy to produce compared to virgin plastic. Additionally, rPET film has excellent clarity and can be used in a variety of applications such as packaging, displays, and even construction materials.

One of the key applications of rPET film is in thermoforming. As a rigid film, it can hold its shape well under high temperatures and pressure, making it perfect for creating complex and detailed designs. Additionally, it can be easily cut, bent, and shaped to fit any desired form. Our company uses advanced technology and equipment to ensure that our rPET film is of the highest quality and can withstand the demands of thermoforming.

Another advantage of using rPET film is its durability and resistance to moisture, chemicals and UV light. This makes it an ideal choice for packaging applications where the product needs to be protected from the elements. It can also be printed on easily, making it perfect for branding and marketing purposes.

In conclusion, thermoforming plastic with rPET film is a sustainable and cost-effective solution for a wide range of applications. As a leading manufacturer of rPET film, our company is dedicated to producing high-quality, durable and versatile products that are good for the environment and our customers. If you are in need of thermoformed rPET film for your next project, please don't hesitate to contact us for more information and a quote.

Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) has become an increasingly popular material in recent years, as companies and consumers alike look for more sustainable alternatives to virgin plastic. However, like any new technology, there are problems and hurdles that the industry must overcome in order to fully realize the potential of rPET.

One of the main problems with rPET is that it can be difficult to obtain consistent quality from recycled materials. The properties of rPET can vary depending on the source of the plastic, and it can be challenging to ensure that the final product meets the necessary specifications. This can make it difficult for manufacturers to produce consistent, high-quality products using rPET.

Another hurdle that the industry must overcome is the lack of infrastructure for collecting and processing used plastic. In many areas, there is a lack of facilities for sorting, cleaning, and shredding plastic waste, which makes it difficult to obtain the necessary raw materials for producing rPET. Additionally, there is often a lack of education and awareness among the public about the importance of recycling and the proper disposal of plastic waste.

Despite these challenges, the industry is working to overcome these problems and find solutions that will make rPET a more viable option. Companies are investing in new technologies and processes to improve the quality and consistency of rPET, and governments and organizations are working to increase the availability of recycling infrastructure and educate the public about the importance of recycling.

In conclusion, while there are certainly problems and hurdles that the industry must overcome in order to fully realize the potential of rPET, the industry is working to find solutions to these challenges. With continued investment in technology and infrastructure, and increased public awareness and education, it is likely that rPET will become an even more viable and sustainable option in the future.

As of today May 11th the spread between virgin PET prices and recycled colourless PET flake prices is 230€. Unprecedented.

With the pandemic still around the recycling industry is looking at the only saviour - big brands - and their commitments made towards recycled goods and PCR (post-consumer-recycled) content.

Industry dynamic - COVID 19

Over the last two month we have seen an interesting dynamic in recycling shaped by the virus and the different measures set agains the spread. Social distancing and working from home has changed how and what we consume as well as our habits for returning waste into our collection systems.

While food related packaging became even more important than before, the demand for other goods such as furniture, clothes, toys, flower pots where large amounts of PCR was used in production experience devastating losses.

Three factors hurting the recycling industry

The recycling industry is hurt by multiple factors only one being the drastic fall on demand.

At the same time it is hurt by the massive drop in oil prices leading to a spread of 230€ driving manufacturers towards decreasing PCR content to as low as 0%.

The third factor is the sourcing of the material - while virgin PET is highly available on the market PCR materials are much harder to source as people are collecting at home rather then returning to the collection systems thereby reducing feedstock.

So the question emerges why should anyone remain using R-PET?

This is when it comes to big brands and their commitments and values. This is the time when the strength of commitments will be tested. This is the time we will see whether values are more important then profits and margins. We believe that this industry dynamic will be a huge test for recyclers, manufacturers as well as the end users. Well-known brands have committed to increase PCR levels up to 100% by 2025. This year might be a setback although there is no sign of it from big players for now.

About Plastikon

We stands for recycling. We believe that waste must be solved collectively. Waste must be recycled, consumption should be reduced and materials with the best attributes have to be selected for circular economy applications. We believe in design with circularity in mind. Waste is a big problem of this century, at Plastikon we have committed to closing the gap on PET by producing recycled rPET films.

We change how people think about waste - This is what we do.

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