If Greentech, our sister company, would „serve”, GreenFiber would „receive”. We are those who make PET flakes into different materials, from synthetic fiber (polyester) to PET tape and recycled PET pellets.
GreenFiber is the only producer of synthetic fibers, PET tape, and recycled PET pellets (rPET) in Romania, with production facilities in Buzau and Iasi. At the same time, our company is the second largest European producer of recycled polyester fibers. We do not throw anything away and do not waste anything: all our products are entirely made of recycled PET pellets.
GreenFiber makes three product categories: PET tape, recycled polyester fibers, and rPET pellets. You’ve seen PET tape every time you’ve bought a bulky piece of equipment such as a fridge: it’s the plastic strip tying the outer packaging, hard as tree bark and extremely tear resistant. Polyester is everywhere – you can find it in many textile products, from track suits to linings; as for the rPET pellets, they are the raw material for a lot of bottles, tubes, jars, cans, food wrap, etc.
How is PET tape manufactured?
Because PET flakes are our raw material, the processing is essentially the same for all end products: the flakes are dried and crystallized, to completely remove moisture, then melted. PET tape is the easiest to make: the melt is „pulled” into strips of a certain size (a process that engineers call „stretching”), then are rolled on cardboard rolls, wrapped in plastic film and shipped to customers, packed in large pallets.
What are these used for?
PET tape is cheap, 100% recyclable, light, easy to handle, elastic, and weather resistant. Consequently, it is used for packing heavy and large products, from construction materials like bricks and lumber to home appliances.
How is polyester fiber made?
The process is somewhat longer, but the essentials are the same: drying and melting, after which the liquid material is pulled into thin strings, like spaghetti. At this stage, the resulting fibers are rigid like PET tape, so they are afterwards thermally treated and stretched to gain elasticity.
What is it used for?
Almost any textile material you can imagine, from clothing to oil filters, quilt filling, upholstery, band aids, etc.
How are rPET pellets made?
The same principle, as above: drying, crystallizing, then melting, stretching, after which the resulting „spaghetti” are cut into small pieces – the very pellets we’ve discussed. Do you think it sounds boring? Well, read below about their uses!
What are they used for?
To make (almost) any kind of container, with or without a cap: caserole de plastic de unică folosință, tuburi de cosmetice, bidoane de ulei, sticle de băuturi, tuburi de ketchup, recipiente pentru detergent de vase, folii alimentare și nealimentare, blistere pentru medicamente etc., etc. disposable plastic containers, cosmetics tubes, oil cans, beverage bottles, ketchup tubes, dish detergent containers, plastic film and food wrap, blisters, etc.