The NEO GROUP product portfolio features a range of high quality polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins and polyol.
A very inert material, PET is perfectly suited to packaging food, non-food and beverages thanks to its lightweight, transparent and mechanically resistive characteristics.
A linear thermoplastic, PET is created by repeating ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid chains. It is resistant to microorganisms and is non-reactive with food and beverage, making it a popular choice for the food, drink, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. It is also suited to domestic chemical packaging
Premium polyol has been part of the NEO GROUP portfolio since 2011. Our trademark high quality NEOPOLYOL is created through the chemical recycling of PET waste or based on phthalic anhydride (PA) glycolysis into aromatic polyester polyol (APP), with this ecologically-responsible product primarily utilised in the construction industry.
Many polyols are further modified in order to improve flammability performance, mechanical strength and the processing of rigid foams. Our NEOPOLYOL range includes APP-based semi-systems suitable for continuous and discontinuous rigid- or flexible-faced polyisocyanurate (PIR) panels.
How NEOPET is made?
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has become exceptionally popular as a packaging material thanks to its transparency, light weight and mechanical resistance. A linear thermoplastic comprising repeated ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid chains, PET is easily and widely recyclable, making it a smart choice for responsible packaging manufacturers. PET packaging is easily identifiable thanks to the #1 recycling code symbol on its base. First introduced in 1941, PET was initially utilised in the production of photographic films, video tapes and plates for X-ray images. Since the early 1970s when a double-axis orientation and blowing method of bottle making was found, PET’s use expanded from general packaging to beverage applications.
PET bottle production sees ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid combine to produce small pellets of PET resin. These pellets are melted at temperatures of between 250 – 300ºC, creating a liquid which is then injected into moulds to produce preforms. The required features of the preforms are created as the preform cools and crystallises. The preform is then made flexible by heating it to 80º, with the final bottle shape created by placing the preform into a suitable mould and inflating it with a high-pressure stream of air.
Today, PET is widely used for beverage, food, edible and non-edible liquids and powders, with PET largely replacing glass in the food industry and, increasingly, in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage sectors.
The fast-evolving polyurethanes market appreciates polyol technology for the continuing development of formulations, systems and applications. PET based NEOPOLYOL is produced by the chemical recycling of industrial PET scrap, which comes directly from the PET production process, meaning there are none of the impurities that are found in post-consumed PET flakes. Phthalic anhydride based NEOPOLYOL is produced by glycolysis of di/tri alcohols and pure phthalic anhydride.
Polyol has a positive environmental impact in that it preserves the petroleum raw materials and solves the problem of solid waste utilisation. Polyol offers a number of positive characteristics, such as good stability, low metal content and low acid number. Containing up to 45% recycled material, PET based polyols also offer excellent fire retardation and compressive strength and reduces the cost of premium quality end products. Polyols are primarily utilised in the construction, automotive industries and footwear production.
PET based Polyols
The NEO GROUP portfolio of PET based Polyols are a core part of the NEOPOLYOL brand. An environmentally-sound packaging material, PET is popular and readily available, with PET-based polyols the ideal use of its waste material.
Phthalic Anhydrid (PA) acid based Polyols
NEO GROUP also offers Phthalic Anhydrid acid based polyols as part of the NEOPOLYOL brand, ensuring a broader range of products. This important industrial chemical is used to produce NEOPOLYOL’s Phthalic Anhydrid acid based polyols.
As a proven partner in PET and polyol, NEO GROUP is proud to provide reliable, flexible and practical support to its clients. Socially and environmentally responsible, our support is also technical, with advanced product information available in order to support decision making and process application.
NEO GROUP works alongside our customers from start to finish, ensuring we exceed their expectations and needs. Our R&D and technology specialists are on hand to visit customers at their facilities to provide dedicated after-sales support and assistance in order to guarantee the successful completion of each project.
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