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News from our Members – RITTEC

Updated: Apr 10

RITTEC Umwelttechnik's revolPET is a recycling technology that enables the recycling of PET waste into high-quality products at original level. revolPET accomplishes the complete recycling economy without loss of value and performance.



The technology is being promoted in a research and development project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research “Plastics in the Environment”.

At the same time an economic and ecological analysis of both the technology and the changing value chain is being developed.


The technology behind revolPET development is solvolysis. It meets the challenge of implementing PET solvolysis in a continuous process. The different technical parameters must be observed at every stage of the process, as it its the only way to achieve the desired quality of recycling.


It’s vision is that technology will make an important contribution to solving global challenges of the PET packaging industry.


With the revolPET project, a technology is being developed that processes over 90% of PET waste back into available raw materials that can be used like virgin material.


The various process stages ensure that the quality of the raw materials obtained from secondary raw materials has the same quality as original goods.


The revolPET project was awarded at Lower Saxony Innovation Awards in 3 different categories: Cooperation, Economy and Vision for its efforts in a successful transfer from science to industry by promoting forward-looking.


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