Boretech’s first PET recycling facility coming up in the USA

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-08-18 17:45:00 – Asia

The Boretech Group a PET (polyethylene terephthalate) recycling company founded in 1991, headquartered in Taiwan which specializing in recycling plastic bottle operating two processing facilities in China is close to commissioning its first PET recycling facility in the USA.

The construction of new plant in Stockton, California is nearly completed, and Boretech expects to receive its official permit by early September, with operations beginning shortly thereafter. The plant will have the capacity to process 4.5 tonnes of PET per hour once fully operational.

The facility will collect from around the state of California and, after grinding, will market the flakes to consumers for use in various polyester products. In addition, the facility will manufacture equipment for the plastics recycling industry.

Boretch’s facilities in China take in PET bottles, wash and grind the containers, eventually turning the plastic scrap into PET flakes. The flakes can be used to make polyester fiber, according to Paul Ou, a spokesman for the company.

According to the National Association for PET Container Resources in the USA, over the past 12 years PET recycling has increased by 53 percent.

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