... and greener tyres.
The polyester fibres from Teijin's subsidiary Union Tire Cord are made from EcoPet Plus polyester, produced through Teijin's Eco Circle closed-loop recycling system. This is a chemical recycling technology which Teijin says offers the purity of products derived directly from petrochemicals, but with an 80 per cent reduction in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
The fibres have a gauge of 1,670 decitex and Teijin expects to produce 10 tonnes--enough for .50,000 tyres--a month this year rising to 30 tonnes a month in 2011.
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|Title Annotation:||reclamation & recycling|
|Publication:||British Plastics & Rubber|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2009|
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