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5th March 2019, Münster

Armacell approaches landmark 1 billion recycled PET bottles

In 2010, Armacell launched the world’s first foam cores made from 100% r-PET. © Armacell

In 2010, Armacell launched the world’s first foam cores made from 100% r-PET. © Armacell

Armacell, a global leader in flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and a leading provider of engineered foams, will reach the landmark of one billion recycled PET bottles consumption during the course of this year.

Passing this milestone is a reflection of the dynamic growth of the company’s PET business, the substitution of legacy materials and the increasing adoption rates of recycled PET foam core products by customers from the wind, transportation, construction and general industry.

With the launch of ArmaForm in 2006, Armacell led the way for the long-term success of PET foam cores in the composites industry. Ever since, the company invested significantly in the research and development of this technology, enabling the production of structural PET foam cores made from 100% post-consumer PET.

Armacell has a long track record of foaming high-quality recycled bottle-grade PET.

“With our PET foam production we are looking back on a pioneering 13-year history in the composites industry,” says vice president of engineered foams Bart Janssen. “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 r-PET process technology.

In 2010, Armacell launched the world’s first foam cores made from 100% recycled PET (r-PET). Today, the company’s entire PET foam product portfolio is based on this pioneering process technology, widely recognised and supporting customers in their endeavour to increase the use of sustainable advanced composite materials. Armacell’s patented r-PET technology uses recycled PET bottles that are rejected for re-use by the PET recycling industry. The company converts waste material into a high-quality resource and feeds it back into the production cycle.

“We are delighted to see other companies adopting and operating our r-PET technology,” says general manager Thomas Kessel. This allows higher recycling rates and a cleaner environment for all of us at the same time increasing Armacell's contribution to a greener tomorrow".

Armacell is at JEC World, Paris, stand Q83 in Hall 6.

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