Japanese manufacturer Kinsei Seishi has developed a polyester thermal bonded nonwoven made from fibers recovered from used PET bottles. The process crushes the bottles to millimeter size after removing caps and labels and then melts them to be spun into staple. The staple is then mixed with polyethylene and polypropylene fibers and thermally bonded to nonwovens under 150 [degrees] C. The ratio of recycled polyester fibers to new fibers is reported to be 40%. Kinsei Seishi markets this nonwoven as a disposable garbage bag/strainer for the kitchen sink.
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|Title Annotation:||International News; New Product; Kinsei Seishi|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||May 1, 1992|
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