Recycling of Polyester
DuPont builds 100 million lb./yr. pilot plant in Cape Fear N.C. "Petretec(SM)"
Methanolysis to original monomer
Robust to 10% other plastics, BUT...
- Price drops for virgin polymer
- Collect cost too high
- Dismantles plant
Published July 13, 2000; WTEC Workshop on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM) Technologies