Materials maker Alpek SAB de CV is responding to customer requests for more use of recycled PET.

“There’s a lot of pressure to increase recycled content,” Fernando Rosas said April 4 at Plastimagen. “We’re working to incorporate more recycled PET into virgin resin.”

With this effort in mind, Monterrey, Mexico-based Alpek in January acquired Perpetual Recycling, a recycling firm based in Richmond, Ind.

The company is looking at future expansion of recycling efforts in Mexico, according to Rosas, commercial director for Alpek’s DAK Americas unit.

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