PET Plastic Strapping
We recycle PET strap from the logistics, packing, distribution and lumber industries. Green PET, black PET or other plastic strapping is acceptable. Please call or email for more information on this service.
PET is the abbreviation for Polyethylen-terephthalat. It is fully recyclable and commonly used for manufacturing new products in a variety of industrial sectors.
When PET strapping or bottles are collected for recycling, it is first sorted into different colour categories: “transparent or uncoloured PET”, “blue and green coloured PET” and the remainder into “mixed colours”. These materials are then ground down into a flake called regrind. PET material is especially sensitive to hydrolytic degradation so it is essential that it is really dry prior to extrusion. Dry regrind materials are melted in an extrusion process and turned into pellets. These pellets are then used in manufacturing to make several different materials including fibre (for clothing such as fleece or carpet), new PET strapping, thermoforming packaging sheet and even bottles.