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Milestones of Cumapol

See how we have transformed and what we have achieved over the years. 

Present

Present

Nowadays, Cumapol processes virgin and recycled polyesters for many producers and customers from the PET industry. We are continuously improving our Custom-Made Polyesters based on mechanical recycling. With the start of exploring chemical recycling and the...

Present

Nowadays, Cumapol processes virgin and recycled polyesters for many producers and customers from the PET industry. We are continuously improving our Custom-Made Polyesters based on mechanical recycling. With the start of exploring monomer recycling and the use of bio-based monomers we made the next steps in circularity but we have many plans to improve.

2019

2019

Cumapol, DSM-Niaga, and Morssinkhof launch CuRe Polyester Recycling Technology: a major step in low energy and local polyester recycling. Our goal is to recycle used polyester waste streams in polyester suitable for high demanding applications like carpets,...

2019

Cumapol, DSM-Niaga, and Morssinkhof launch CuRe Polyester Recycling Technology: a major step in low energy and local polyester recycling. Our goal is to recycle used polyester waste streams in polyester suitable for high demanding applications like carpets, textile and food packaging. 

2018

2018

Cumapol has installed a Tumble Dryer in which batches of 20 tons can be upcycled. This Tumble Dryer will facilitate the in-house crystallisation, drying and/or post-condensation of even more products in smaller volumes.

2018

Cumapol has installed a Tumble Dryer in which batches of 20 tons can be upcycled. This Tumble Dryer will facilitate the in-house crystallisation, drying and/or post-condensation of even more products in smaller volumes. 

2017

2017

We invested in a new viscosity and color meter and a quality control database. Also a compounding and extrusion pilot plant is added to the R&D facility. With this new extrusion pilot plant, we can develop more high-value polyester specialties from recycled,...

2017

We invested in a new viscosity and color meter and a quality control database. Also a compounding and extrusion pilot plant is added to the R&D facility. With this new extrusion pilot plant, we can develop more high-value polyester specialties from recycled, post-consumer PET bottles. 

2016

2016

In 2016 Cumapol and BioBTX started co-operating in the development of Biobased PET made from biomass. The 100% Biobased cosmetic PET containers presented in September 2016 are a first success in this development.

2016

In 2016 Cumapol and BioBTX started co-operating in the development of Biobased PET made from biomass. The 100% Biobased cosmetic PET containers presented in September 2016 are a first success in this development.

2013

2013

In 2013 Cumapol invested in a twin screw extruder and the production of EcoClear was restarted. Cumapol was now able to process clean bottle flakes into valuable products for the packaging industry. Due to extensive product development efforts and the...

2013

In 2013 Cumapol invested in a twin screw extruder and the production of EcoClear was restarted. Cumapol was now able to process clean bottle flakes into valuable products for the packaging industry. Due to extensive product development efforts and the knowledge of the chemistry of virgin PET specialties, new products based on recycled Post Consumer Bottles can be produced. With the investment in mechanical recycling capacity, Cumapol has closed an important part of the PET loop. Based on the food contact and purification studies from the past, the Cumapol process obtained a positive expert opinion from the EFSA (recy085) and was audited by the Dutch Organisation for Food (NWA).

2010

2010

In 2010 Cumapol took over the factory, the first step was to start-up both SSP lines after some small investments in improving the flexibility to be able to run special PET grades in batches. After the successful start, the switch was made to run one SSP line...

2010

In 2010 Cumapol took over the factory, the first step was to start-up both SSP lines after some small investments in improving the flexibility to be able to run special PET grades in batches. After the successful start, the switch was made to run one SSP line on recycled material,.

2007

In 2007 the facility was taken over by Sun Capital and renamed to Init Polymers. Unfortunately in 2008 the company went bankrupt.

2007

In 2007 the facility was taken over by Sun Capital and renamed to Init Polymers. Unfortunately in 2008 the company went bankrupt.

2000

In 2000 a start is made with the development and production of PET specialties.

2000

In 2000 a start is made with the development and production of PET specialties.

1996

In 1996 the production facility was bought by Wellman, the US based, at that time the second largest PET producer and the largest PET recycler. In 1996 the recycling and the virgin production technologies are combined and EcoClear was introduced as one of the...

1996

In 1996 the production facility was bought by Wellman, the US based, at that time the second largest PET producer and the largest PET recycler. In 1996 the recycling and the virgin production technologies are combined and EcoClear was introduced as one of the first recycled products approved for direct food contact.

1985

Cumapol is the former Akzo polyester fiber production site. In 1985 the first SSP line was built to produce standard bottle grade. In 1995, the second SSP was built to fully convert the fiber lines to production lines of bottle grade.

1985

Cumapol is the former Akzo polyester fiber production site. In 1985 the first SSP line was built to produce standard bottle grade. In 1995, the second SSP was built to fully convert the fiber lines to production lines of bottle grade.