Sustainable Polymers

Sustainable fibres processed by FET

A selection of Sustainable Polymers successfully processed with FET equipment are listed in the table below.

These polymers have either eco-friendly end-of-life cycles, have been sourced from renewable resources, or both/all of the above.


Polymer Polymer Description FET Processing
Mono-filament Multi-filament Non-woven Wet Spinning
PHA Polyhydroxalkanoate
PHB Polyhydroxybutyrate
PLA Polylactic acid / Polylactide
PLLA Poly (L-lactic acid)
PLLA/PDLA Poly (L-lactic acid)/Poly(D,L-lactic acid) Blend
bioPET Partially Bio- Polyethylene terephthalate
Silk Recombinant Silk Proteins
Alginate Alginic acid salts
PDO Polydioxanone
PGA Polyglycolic acid
PGLA/PLGA Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)
PGCL poly(glycolide-co-Â-caprolactone)  
PLCL Poly(L-lactide-Â-caprolactone)
PCL Polycaprolactone
PEU Polyester Urea
PA 4, 10 bio-Polyamide (72% bio-based)
PA 6, 10 bio-Polyamide (62% bio-renewables)
PA 10, 10 bio-Polyamide (100% bio-renewables)
PA 11 bio-Polyamide (100% bio-renewables)
Lignin Lignin
PLA Lignin Polylactic acid and Lignin Blend
rPET Recycled Polyethylene terephthalate
rTPU Recycled Thermoplastic Polyurethane
rHDPE Recycled High Density Polyethylene
rPO Recycled Mixed Polyolefins