We produce two types of polyester fibers that are ultimately used in a variety of consumer goods. Staple fiber is made from fibers of a limited or discreet length that are spun or woven together, and Filament fiber is a continuous fiber prized for its strength and versatility.
Polyester Fibersproduct description
Staple fiber is used in many household products, such as carpets, home furnishings, and garments. Filament fiber is perfect for clothing, automotive interiors and seatbelts, as well as canvases, conveyor belts, hoses, and other industrial uses.
Staple fiber is produced by DAK Americas, a subsidiary of Akra and Alpek Polyester. www.alpekpolyester.com
Polyester value chain
As part of the Polyester value chain, we manufacture Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) by oxidizing Paraxylene (Px). From there we make Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) by combining PTA with Monoethylene Glycol (MEG). Finally we transform recovered PET bales into recycled PET (rPET) flake and pellet.