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PET Recycling

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a form of polyester and plastic resin. It is a polymer that is formed by the combination of two monomers: modified ethylene glycol and purified terephthalic acid.

PET is a plastic that is labelled with the #1 code on or near the bottom of bottles and containers, and is a commonly used plastic in the packaging of water, soft drinks, juices, salad dressings and oil, cosmetics, and household cleaners. Its strength, transparency and thermo-stability make PET a popular packaging option for food and non-food products. PET is inexpensive, resealable, lightweight, shatter-resistant and recyclable. PET recycling is used to manufacture a wide variety of new products, including fibre for polyester carpets. In addition to this, PET recycling is used to make clothing and footwear, industrial strapping, car parts such as bumpers, grills and door panels, and fibrefill for sleeping bags.

Save Energy

Recent studies have shown that recycling plastics, specifically PET recycling, results in significant energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions. Here at Hawkvale we handle a variety of recyclable PET materials including but not limited to: PET purge, PET bottle flake, PET bottle fine, PET prime and off-grade pellets, PET floor sweeping pellets, PET fibre waste, PET popcorn and CPM pellets, PET bottle preform scrap etc.


In the current day and age, we all strive to do our bit to protect the Earth. Recycling plays a major role in saving energy and greenhouse gas emissions. PET recycling is a great way to make your contribution and Hawkvale Limited will be happy to deal with your plastic trading and recycling needs. Our facility in Qingdao, China, handles shredded European PET bottles (bottles shredded into 4 to 8 pieces), PET bottle flakes, purges, film rolls and other recycled plastics. The annual processing capability of Qingdao Faith plastics Company Limited which began processing in 1999 is currently 40,000 metric tonnes.

Another of our sister companies, which is also based in the Qingdao Free Trade Zone, is Qingdao Rockaway Plastic Sheets Company Ltd. The main area of this business is to produce PET sheets from PET resins and PET bottle flakes. The facility covers 20,000 square metres, providing warehousing and logistic services.

Our Ningbo office is responsible for all trading activities in the Zhejiang Province of Chine. Here PET materials and engineering plastics are handled, and supply over 50,000 tonnes of PET materials annually to the Zhejiang market, exporting staple fibre and non-woven fibre overseas.