Case Studies on Recycled Polyesters and Different Applications

  • P. Senthil KumarEmail author
  • P. R. Yaashikaa
Part of the Textile Science and Clothing Technology book series (TSCT)


The developing textile sector confronts difficulties to recycle and reuse their material wastes into applicable industrial products. Recycling is the most suitable way to deal with diminishing the solid waste. Polyester is the world’s common recyclable polymer. Recycled polyester utilizes PET as the crude material. The enthusiasm for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling gained attention in recent years; however it has been practised consistently in the past years. Recycled polyesters are used in food contact bottles, sheeting, films, fibres, etc. Polyester, an engineered fibre produced using oil, a non-renewable asset, is generally known for its eco-friendly impacts at the time of its production processes. Utilizations of recycled polyester fibres in the manufacturing of clothing are getting sociable nowadays. Drink bottles delivered from reused PET are on the ascent. Recycled polyester generated from the post-consumer waste, for example, PET bottles are observed to be ecologically advantageous contrasted with origin polyester. The techniques used for recycling can be classified as primary, secondary, tertiary or quaternary methodologies. The two currently used techniques are mechanical and chemical recycling of polyester. Recycling of polyester is advancing to fulfil the necessities of the requirements. Various utilizations are being processed from recycled polyester. Acceptance by consumer remains a major benchmark for sustainable recycling polyester. The strategy utilized in this examination is from contextual analyses. The contextual analyses assessed application, recycling, process procedures and overall polyester recycling. The discoveries feature powerful headway and perspective to be connected in the proposed recycling process. The point of this investigation is to survey the present polyester recycling system so as to advance and assemble a manageable polyester recycling framework.


Polyester Recycling Methods Applications Case studies Waste management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringSSN College of EngineeringChennaiIndia
  2. 2.SSN-Centre for Radiation, Environmental Science and Technology (SSN-CREST), SSN College of EngineeringChennaiIndia

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