Declining sales in 2019
Social demands for more sustainability concerning the use of plastic have led to rethinking among customers and consumers. Here, Trevira relies on various processes to recover reusable materials. In post-consumer recycling, filaments and fibers are produced from re-granulated PET bottles. Using an agglomeration facility, reusable materials can be recovered from production waste and processed further to create new high-quality products.
Overall, a continuing trend in favor of special fibers and a greater demand for PLA or bio-based fibers can be recorded. The demand for antimony-free raw materials in the fiber sector is also developing positively. In 2020, the polycondensation capacities in the Trevira plant in Bobingen will be fully utilized.
Also in 2020, the enhancement of synergy effects is expected, which result from the recent purchase of the Italian polyester filament manufacturer Sinterama SpA, Sandigliano, by Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL), Bangkok/Thailand, the owner of Trevira. Numerous new and further developments, particularly in the area of sustainable products and the Trevira CS product range, represent great potential.