250 – 260 °C
Melting point
‎Ethylene glycol and
terephthalic acid
1,68 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Specific gravity
70 °C
Glass transition temperature

PET adapts to any situation

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a thermoplastic material. Its best-known use is in plastic bottles, but textiles and plastic foils are also unimaginable without it. PET is made into and used in many shapes.

Economical recycling of PET

The single-origin reuse is the prerequisite for making new PET bottles from PET flakes – and all that in food quality. The patented URRC (United Resource Recovery Corporation) process ensures that high standards are applied and that over 98% purity is achieved, as required for reuse. With highly advanced sorting processes, which are based on laser spectroscopy and work at high speed, the flakes are sorted according to colour and processed into granulate. New material is added to the granulate from recycling. Strong efforts are being made to produce bottles purely from recycled material.

Price of PET in €/t