Starlinger - rPET tape fabric

textile packaging rPET TAPE FABRIC: DESIGNED FOR RECYCLING for high-performance applications, tape fabric made from virgin/recycled PET pellets or rPET flakes, for foodgrade packaging, long-term form stability, excellent performance, patented technology, perfect recyclability

PET tape fabric: Perfect recyclability, outstanding performance! Carpet backing, geotextiles The dimensional stability and high temperature tolerance of PET tape fabric makes it the perfect choice for geotextiles and carpet backing. It keeps broadloom carpets in shape, and carpet tiles with PET backing can be coated at high temperatures without damage. Customised colouring of the PET tape carpet backing opens up a whole new world of design possibilites. (r)PET FIBCs First a 1.5 litre PET bottle, then a big bag with a load capacity of 2 tons? PET tape fabric delivers all the musthaves for a heavy-duty application such as FIBCs. Its high creep resistance ensures form stability and allows multiple stacking for long periods of time. PET big bags can be used as a cost-saving alternative to cardbord drums and octabins. 1-Loop FIBC Perfect solution for filling of fertilizer, grain, seeds. Proven better performance on automatic filling and transport systems, minimised loss of filling material during transport on trucks due to the high abrasion resistance of PET tape fabric. A closed circle for tape fabric – from rPET flake to fabric & back! Creating a circular economy: rPET flakes from ground PET bottles are directly transformed into high-performance tape fabric for a wide variety of packaging applications. And this is just the beginning: After use, the fabric is recycled into new rPET tape fabric. A closed circle! Winner of the WorldStar Sustainability Award in Gold with rPET PP*STAR The technology yields high-performance woven (r)PET tape fabric for a wide range of applications: Big bags to replace IBCs such as cardboard octabins or drums, dunnage bags, pinch bottom bags, carrier bags, cotton sleeves, tarpaulins, and geotextiles. Due to the characteristics of PET, the fabric is suitable for hot-fill and food-grade packaging. Starlinger’s textile PET technology works with virgin PET, rPET pellets, rPET flakes, as well as a mix of these input materials. The perfect recyclability of PET helps to conserve raw materials while reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Advantages • multiple stacking for long periods of time due to long-term form stability, high creep resistance and little bulging • high abrasion resistance, high seam strength • for food-grade packaging, food-grade approvals possible • customised UV protection • suitable for packaging at very low/high ambient temperatures • excellent design possibilities, printing also with waterbased inks As a turnkey supplier, Starlinger offers the entire production technology for (r)PET fabric under one roof: PET decontamination, IV increase, tape extrusion, weaving, coating, printing and recycling from a single source!

FX and RX loom series Circular looms for PET tape fabric viscoSTAR SSP reactor Solid-state polycondensation plant for PET/rPET pellets and flakes starEX 1600 PF Tape extrusion line for processing virgin and rPET pellets and flakes Sustainability 9 Use of secondary raw materials 9 Designed for recycling 9 Perfect recyclability – closed loop production 9 Upcycling options FIBC/big bags 9 In perfect condition after multiple use 9 Uniform material composition – PET/polyester fabric, belts and yarns 1a Pre-drying unit 1b viscoSTAR SSP reactor (food- grade) 2 Dosing and mixing unit 3 Extruder with high-vacuum unit 4 Melt filter with backflushing 5 Die 6 Chill roll 7 Holding unit 8 Hot air oven 9 Stretching unit ... 10 Winders 1a 10 8 9 7 6 4 5 3 2 1b Machine configurations for non-food and food-grade PET tape production textile packaging The production process of PET tape fabric requires special machine configurations and production settings – from the pre-drying unit/SSP reactor to the PET tape production line and tape winders to the specially equipped circular looms on which the PET fabric is produced. Virgin PET and rPET (flakes, pellets) can be processed. Possible input materials: 9 Virgin PET pellets 9 rPET pellets 9 Bottle flakes 9 Bag to Bag (under development) Special applications: 9 Shredded preforms 9 BoPET in pellet shape 9 Inhouse waste in pellet shape Production technology

Starlinger Head Office Sonnenuhrgasse 4 1060 Vienna, Austria T: + 43 1 59955-0, F: -25 Starlinger & Co Gesellschaft m.b.H. A member of Starlinger Group We reserve the right to technical modifications. DPR-23121-09V Technical Data starEX 1600 PF Die width [mm] 1710 Extruder screw diameter [mm] 125 Melting capacity (max.) [kg/h] 720 Mechanical speed (max.) [m/min] 420 Drive system AC drive