Recycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate by Martin J ForrestRecycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate by Martin J Forrest

Recycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate

byMartin J Forrest

Hardcover | June 23, 2016

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The environmental and economic need to increase recycling rates is the principal driving force behind technological innovation in the 21st century. Post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) products are an important resource that the global community is focussing on to achieve vital improvements in sustainability and meet important lifecycle goals.

This comprehensive review, with extensive up-to-date referencing, covers all aspects of PET recycling, from its world market to the many technologies and processes that have been developed to separate, decontaminant, recycle and manufacture the material into food-grade and non-food-grade products.

One objective of this book is to describe the range of sorting and separation techniques that can be used to isolate post-consumer PET from other plastics and contaminants in the recycling stream. Another objective is to review the recycling techniques that enable it to be reprocessed into high-quality products. The wide range of food contact products as well as other materials and articles that can be manufactured from recycled PET are also described.

The regulations, testing methods and analytical procedures essential to ensuring that PET recycling can take its place in our quality-conscious world are covered. Use of post-consumer PET to generate energy, and monomer-type intermediates capable of being manufactured into new materials (e.g., thermosets) are also covered.

This book is essential reading for anyone in industry or academia requiring up-to-date information on technical developments in the recycling of PET, the market and regulatory framework within which the industry operates, and knowledge of the many options that exist for the re-use of this valuable commodity.

Martin Forrest began his career in the polymer industry with James Walker & Co. Ltd in 1977 in Woking, Surrey. He stayed at Walkers, a manufacturer of packings, gaskets and seals, until 1983 when he left to pursue a full time MSc in Polymer Science and Chemical Technology at the London School of Polymer Technology (LSPT). From the LSPT...
Title:Recycling of Polyethylene TerephthalateFormat:HardcoverDimensions:348 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.81 inPublished:June 23, 2016Publisher:Smithers Rapra TechnologyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910242608

ISBN - 13:9781910242605


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Polyethylene Terephthalate Recycling
  2. Overview of the World Market for Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate
  3. Brief History of the Recycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate
  4. Regulations and Guidance Documents from the European Union and US Food and Drug Administration
  5. Separation and Sorting Technologies
  6. Recycling Technologies for Polyethylene Terephthalate
  7. Testing and Characterisation of Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate Products
  8. Food-Grade Products Made From Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate
  9. Other Products Manufactured from Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate
  10. Conclusion