PALTEX keens to contribute to the virtuous circle of eco-responsibility, thus we are continuing to innovate to offer more sustainable textile developments which maintain performance and optimize the texture.
PALTEX’ textile collection – recycled polyester stretch woven are from both post-consumer (waste bottles) and pre-consumer (fabric scraps). Recycled polyester, also known as rPET, is obtained by chip and melting down post-consumer plastic bottles, and re-spinning it into the new polyester fiber. Another resource of rPET can be from pre-consumer input materials, which is recycled cutting scraps.
PALTEX Re-PET stretch woven is perfectly suitable for use in outdoor sports apparel and everyday clothing. Because it resists stretch and wrinkles, does not shrink, and is easy to wash, dry, and use. Its durability and weather resistance make it well suited for outdoor or high-stress use.
The primary feedstock used to produce rPET fabrics is PET waste, which is derived from post-consumer plastics bottles and polyester fabric scraps.
Collected PET wastes are shipped to the separation process, which can remove the unwanted materials, such as labels and bottle caps. Then the sorted PET is ground into flakes and washed with detergents or solvents to remove contaminants and then dried.
In chemical recycling, the re-PET flakes go to the production process, where they are broken down to the based-chemical molecules. After that, they go through a de-polymerisation and re-polymerisation process to be spun into the re-new fibre.
The recycled polyester yarn can either be woven or knitted into the fabric and has the same aesthetics and functional performance as virgin polyester yarn with excellent flexibility, softness, hand-feel and durability.