Cukurova University,Department of Textile Engineering, Main Branch of Textile Technology

June 20, 2016

Usage of PET Bottle Wastes in Textile Industry and Contribution to Sustainability


Developments in plastics recycling enabled a new raw material for textile industry which creates economical and ecological advantages.

Polyethyleneterephthalate (PET),which is the most consumed polymer in textiles recently, is recycled into PET flakes from bottles which have been used for water; oil, drinks etc. packaging.

It is possible to spin fibers from melted PET flakes. In this study, usage of PET flakes in textile industry was explained.

Based on this explanation, some information about the conditions of Turkish plants which produces PET flakes and fibers from these flakes were given.

Moreover, Turkish recycle plants of PET fiber are compared with similar foreign plants in terms of technological background.

In this context, some advices are given about developments which have to be accomplished and strategies in this field that should be followed.

Source: Tekstil ve Mühendis
Publisher: UCTEA Chamber of Textile Engineers
Original Language: Turkish
Document type: Review Article / Open Access

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Cited by 6 documents except author up to this time :


1. Uyanık, S. (2019). A study on the suitability of which yarn number to use for recycle polyester fiber. The Journal of The Textile Institute, 110(7), 1012-1031.

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