HIPEX®, flawlessly extruded A-PET and PET-G thermoplastic polyester sheets, have been evaluated as part of our MISSION: TOGETHER. RESPONSIBLE. The product family currently achieves a FIVE-DOT classification of 6 points in total.
We are already recovering and reusing our own production waste to create new material in the manufacture of HIPEX® sheets, and we aim to continue increasing the proportion of recycled regrind content in the future.
All raw materials used in our HIPEX® sheets comply with the requirements in the current version of the European Union's Chemicals Regulation (REACH). In particular, HIPEX® sheets are free of any of the substances listed in the current version of the ECHA Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).
HIPEX® sheets contain fossil carbon as the raw material Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is used in their manufacture.
Our HIPEX® product family comprises Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), a durable thermoplastic. In addition to good long-term properties, this material provides excellent resistance to chemicals, especially our HIPEX® A (A-PET) version. In accordance with EN 13501-1, both HIPEX® A and HIPEX® G sheets are also classified as "B-s1, d0" and are rated "difficult-to-ignite". The HIPEX® version featuring UV protection offers good weather resistance and these sheets can also be used in outdoor applications for periods of several years. HIPEX® A sheets are sturdy and robust with a high impact strength even at temperatures as low as minus 20°C.
The whole HIPEX® product family can be sorted into individual types for recycling and reuse. HIPEX® A can be disposed of in category 1 (PET) plastic waste in the same way as, for example, PET plastic bottles, meaning it is extremely suitable for recycling. At 3A Composites, we are committed to processing our production waste within the company and using it again to manufacture new products.