r24 is a recycled polyester filament that can be woven or knitted into textiles like lens cloths, pouches for glasses and dust covers for handbags and accessories.
Polyester is how we to refer to the textile application of PET, the type of plastic most water bottles are made from. As such r24’s production process recycles a mixture of polyester fabrics and PET, and our supply base usually uses a combination of both depending on availability. Similarly, the waste being recycled may be post-industrial or post-consumer.
PET stand for polyethylene terephthalate, and is a common thermoplastic polymer resin. PET is extremely versatile, strong and lightweight.
About 60% of global production is used for the production of polyester and 30% in packaging. Depending where you are, polyester may be known by the branded names Dacron, Terylene or Lavsan.
Readily recycled under the resin identification code 1.
R24 performs almost identically to virgin polyester.
GRS Ceritification 100% post consumer recycled polyester.
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