WEB EXCLUSIVE PET resin and fiber producer DAK Americas, LLC, Charlotte, N.C., and leading carpet producer Shaw Industries Group, Inc., Dalton, Ga., have created a new joint venture to recycle PET from post-consumer bottles.
WEB EXCLUSIVE PET resin and fiber producer DAK Americas, LLC, Charlotte, N.C., and leading carpet producer Shaw Industries Group, Inc., Dalton, Ga., have created a new joint venture to recycle PET from post-consumer bottles. The new venture, Clear Path Recycling, LLC, will build what is said to be the largest PET recycling plant in North America, capable of recycling 280 million lb, or about 5 billion PET bottles, annually. The plant will be built in Fayetteville, N.C., on the site of a DAK PET resin facility. The first phase, to be completed early next year, will have capacity for 160 million lb; the second phase is planned for 2012. Most of the output will be used by DAK and Shaw as feedstock in their products, though about 25% of the output will be sold on the merchant market. (877) 387-3738 * www.clearpathrecycling.com