Putting our commitment
to the environment
into one fiber
Today, roughly 500 billion plastic PET bottles are produced
each year around the world, and not all of them are recycled.
Some are thrown away in cities and fields, and some flow into rivers and oceans.
Others are burned as waste, releasing CO2 into the atmosphere.
Today, a large amount of clothes and textile products are produced around the world.
Most lint waste and fabric offcuts produced during the production process are incinerated or disposed of in landfills, which increases the environmental impact.
We will continue to need plastics and polyester fibers,
so we should figure out ways to recycle them as resources.
Let’s create polyester fibers that can coexist with the Earth.
To that end, ECOPET® will continue to evolve.
Performance Production Performance
We produced a cumulative total of 500,000 tons of recycled fibers during the period from the inception of ECOPET® in 1995 to March 2020. This corresponds to 25 billion plastic PET bottles or 2.5 billion T-shirts.
Total production of ECOPET®
FEATURE Characteristics of ECOPET®
feature01 A variety of raw materials
While ECOPET® is produced by recycling, its quality is as good as non-recycled products. Moreover, we offer not only ordinary raw materials, but also a wide variety of Raw materials types including different functional and comfortable materials with high sweat-absorbing, quick-drying, and moisture-retaining properties. We also offer sensitive materials that are unique in fluffiness, elasticity, firmness, softness, and appearance.
feature02 Contributing to the Global Environment
ECOPET® is created by recycling unnecessary and discarded goods and contributes to the reduction of waste. Moreover, while polyester was originally made from petroleum, which is a fossil fuel, ECOPET® is made from discarded plastic PET bottles, clothes, and waste produced through production processes, and therefore contributes to reducing CO2 emissions.
feature03 Resolving customer issues
What is required of clothing, daily goods, or industrial materials may differ from customer to customer and may change from day to day. In an effort to meet a variety of customer needs, environmentally friendly ECOPET® evolves and offers solutions every day by leveraging the capabilities of Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. to develop and process Raw materials.