Current Issue PET Heats Up – Recycling Today magazine

Plastics Mar 22, 2011 No Comments

Prices for polyester fiber typically climb in response to increasing cotton prices, as manufacturers seek alternatives to the material,

according to Ian Hardin, a textiles professor at the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, who is quoted in the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald. The article notes, “The world’s supply shrunk this year as top cotton-producing countries like China and Pakistan suffered devastating droughts. And India, another top producer, capped its cotton exports.”

The political turmoil in Egypt, a leading producer of cotton, has exacerbated the shortage.

Virgin and recycled PET prices are rising as a result.

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Rod Sherkin

Rod is a former senior executive, responsible for Purchasing, for both Pillsbury and Ball Packaging back in the 80’s and 90’s. Since then, he has continued to work in the Purchasing field as both a consultant and founder of the website Propurchaser.com.