“Eco-friendly concept” has been getting more and more attention. As an experienced bag manufacturer, we always get the habit of checking with new customers about their chemical requirements for the materials when we receive the inquiries. Previously, most of the European customers, especially customers from Germany, have the requirements for materials to be complied with REACH standard, so it could be less harmful to the environment.
Nowadays more and more customers prefer using RPET fabric to make the bags, which is a new way to reduce the pollution to the environment.
So, what is RPET?
R-PET stands for Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate, also known as Recycled PET.
R-PET is also called Recycled Polyester and it’s made from recycled plastic (PET) bottles.
How the recycling process works?
Bottles are collected and brought to a recycling facility.
At the recycling facility the conversion process of turning waste into wearable fabric begins:
Reusing plastic not only provides a better option than landfills, but it helps give it a second life. Recycling the plastic into these materials also decreases our need for using new resources. Over half of first time PET production is used to create polyester fabrics. By using recycled PET, we are decreasing the need to create new polyester textiles.
In China, we also simply call it “coke bottle green cloth” (RPET fabric), which is easily to be understood and remembered.
RPET is a new reusable and sustainable material that is on the rise. It can be made into a wide range of fabrics that are suitable for manufacturing bags, for example, polyester and cotton. They also come in as 300D, 600D, ripstop and dobby pattern etc., just like normal polyester fabrics. It looks and feels exactly same as normal polyester fabrics. Therefore, if you are planning to develop Eco-friendly bags to reduce the pollution to the environment, RPET would be a good choice.
From 2019, we produced a lot of eco-friendly bags with RPET fabrics for different customers, like below simple cosmetic bag & travel bag.
If you are interested in developing some bags with RPET fabrics, pls don’t hesitate to contact with us.
Making products out of Eco-Friendly materials is a good place to start. We are not only reducing waste, conserving energy and water, but also helping to promote this concept to our society. Let’s work together to create a better world.