Recycling Solutions | Plastic recycling


Cleaning agents for finishing textiles have already belonged to the core competence of CHT for decades.

In 2008, our know-how and years of experience in textile finishing could be successfully transferred to plastic recycling.

In the meantime, the CHT Group has become an established player in the increasing plastic recycling market (e.g. PET, PE/HDPE, PP) thanks to its innovative products and strong customer orientation.

We strongly focus on producing sustainable process aids. Products of the CHT Group which are used in the recycling process can be eliminated from the wastewater and are thus environmentally friendly.


Market situation in PET recycling

Crude oil prices which are permanently changing but with an upward trend, the growing consumption of PET bottles as well as society‘s increasing environmental awareness determine the permanent growth of PET recycling. In 2015, the worldwide consumption of PET bottles amounted to approx. 20 million tons with 54 % of them being recycled.

A used plastic bottle serves as raw material for new products. Most frequently recycled PET is used as fibrous material for textiles (approx. 70 %), new bottles (approx. 12 %) as well as plastic films (approx. 10 %).

The CHT Group is your ideal partner in this growing market because we offer intelligent, sustainable and efficient auxiliaries.


We support the following applications with our products


  • Recycling industry

Special application fields

  • HDPE-Recycling
  • PET-Recycling
  • Polymer Recycling (PP, PS, ABS, PC)

Products and assortments


The use of highly efficient, low foaming detergents leads to an optimal cleaning of plastic flakes. The performance of caustic soda is supported, so that adhesives and other impurities are optimally removed even with low application quantities.

Defoamers and flotation auxiliaries

Combination of highly efficient defoamer systems and additives which contribute to a separation of PET and HDPE or PP by means of flotation.


Sector German title English title Type Date Language
Recycling SolutionsRecycling Solutions | KunststoffrecyclingRecycling Solutions | Plastic RecyclingBrochure14.03.2018

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