DuFor invests in compounding and extrusion pilot plant, to develop innovative products based on virgin or recycled content.
16-2-2018: DuFor is continuously investing in its R&D lab facilities to develop innovative and sustainable polyester products and solutions together with its customers. Last year DuFor already invested in a new viscosity and color meter and a quality control database. Now a compounding and extrusion pilot plant is added to the R&D facility.
With this new extrusion pilot plant, we can develop more high-value polyester specialties from recycled, post-consumer PET bottles. From the lab to the field, from a pilot project to large scale production. The new pilot line also opens the way to explore possibilities for recycled PET from other sources than post-consumer bottles. Today 70% of our R&D activities concentrate on sustainable applications, with a particular focus on bio-based polyesters and mechanical and chemical recycling. Together with the recycling know-how of our sister company Cumapol and the compounding expertise of DuFor we can produce materials based on 100% rPET flakes.
With the new compounding and extrusion pilot plant, we expect to improve quality and enhance innovative product development and support for our customers. Interested in the possibilities for your company, please contact us!