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Wellman completes PET bottle recycling expansion.

Wellman, New York, NY, has added more than 80 million pounds to its PET bottle recycling capability, improving the total production at its Johnsonville, SC site to 190 million pounds annually, an increase of more than 70%. Through its owner ship of Day Products, Bridgeport, NJ, another PET bottle recycler, Wellman now has an annual U.S. PET bottle recycling capacity of approximately 240 million pounds. Wellman also owns a PET bottle recycling operation in Europe that has a 25 million pound capacity.

The company will use the increased capacity to supply "Fortrel EcoSpun," introduced in April, a textile fiber made of 100% post-consumer plastic bottles. Another EcoSpun fiber grade for carpet and fiberfill has been certified at 93% recyled content (31% post-consumer). The first commercial use of the textile fiber has been with Patagonia, an outdoor apparel manufacturer. Several other producers of apparel. home furnishing and sports equipment products will be introducing EcoSpun products later this year and early in 1994.
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Date:Nov 1, 1993
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