Armacell’s patented r-PET technology uses recycled PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles that are rejected for re-use by the PET recycling industry.

Armacell, a leading provider of engineered foams for the composites market, will reach the notable achievement of one billion recycled PET bottles during 2019. Passing this milestone would not have been possible without the sea change in customers from the energy/wind, transportation, and construction industries, among others, implementing the use of recycled PET foam core products.

Armacell launched r-Pet (recycled PET), the world’s first foam cores made from 100% recycled PET, in 2010. Armacell’s entire PET foam product portfolio is now based on this technology, supporting customers as they work 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 and converts the waste material into a high-quality resource, then feeds it back into the production cycle.

r-Pet licenses are now being granted. Thomas Kessel, General Manager Armacell PET Foams, commented, “We are delighted to see other companies adopting and operating our r-PET technology. 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.”