Bio-PET for transparent packaging and recyclable bottles
Eastlon consists of 30% renewable raw materials. As a drop-in bioplastic, Bio-PET has the same mechanical and thermal product properties as fossil PET. Applications include transparent packaging and bottles. Eastlon is 100% recyclable.
Highlights of our Eastlon
Bio-PET replaces standard PET pellets providing the same processing
With Eastlon the following products can be made:
Polyethylene terephthalate from renewable raw resources
As the European distribution partner of the Taiwanese Fenc Group, FKuR supplies the bio-based PET (Bio-PET) marketed under the trade name Eastlon.
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a thermoplastic and consists of 70% (mass percent) terephthalic acid and 30% monoethylene glycol (MEG). In the case of bio-PET, the MEG is produced from renewable plant resources instead of fossil ones. Ethanol from sugar cane serves as the basis of Bio-MEG.
Eastlon is just as durable, unbreakable and transparent as its conventional fossil counterpart. As an equivalent substitute for virgin PET, it features the high tensile strength and high mechanical stability typical of PET.
Eastlon Bio-PET is an equivalent substitute for ‘Virgin PET’ and is characterized by the high tensile strength and high mechanical stability typical of PET.
In the case of Bio-PET, the plastic is as durable, unbreakable and transparent as petrochemical PET. For this reason, though, it is also not biodegradable. It can, on the other hand, be recycled together with conventional PET.
Bio-polyethylene terephthalate (Bio-PET) is 100% recyclable
Bio-PET made from renewable raw materials is one of the so-called drop-in bioplastics. It can be processed and recycled in the same way as standard fossil PET. Collection systems for PET products are well established so that recycling of PET can be practiced on a large scale. These processes are designed in such a way that bottles and food packaging can be produced again from recycled material in a closed loop.
Transparent packaging and bottles from Bio-PET
Eastlon can replace conventional PET in a variety of applications. Probably the most famous product is the recyclable PET beverage bottle. Other typical applications include bottles, films, blisters and transparent food packaging.