DAK Americas

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Company Profile

DAK Americas PET Resins business is the supplier for PET container resins used by many of today's leading branded consumer products.

Internally, this business is an integrated business unit within DAK Americas and is supplied with its most significant raw material, terephthalic acid by DAK's Monomers business unit.

DAK Americas’ core businesses are comprised of Terephthalic Acid (TPA), PET Container Resins (PET) and Polyester Staple Fibers(PSF). DAK Americas is using its knowledge and experience to build a growing presence in its Specialty Polymers and GreenPET (recycled and renewable raw materials) businesses.

DAK Americas is a member of the PET Resin Association(PETRA), USA.

Facts and Figures

DAK Americas operates Alpek’s PET production capacity as a a subsidiary of Grupo Petrotemex . Headquarter: Charlotte, NC, USA

PET capacity: 1,86 billion t

Employees: 1,500

Products / Technology

The Laser+ family of PET bottle resins offers solutions for manufacturing containers. For full product array see Market survey of suppliers of PET bottle resins .

History

  • 2001-2007 - company creation and expansion following initial acquisition of DuPont’s polyester fibers, monomers and resins businesses, new PET plant constructions and acquisition of the PET divisions of Eastman Chemical in Zarate, Argentina and Cosoleacaque, Mexico
  • 2010 - joint venture with Shaw Industries in setting up Clear Path Recycling in Fayetteville, North Carolina, one of the largest PET recyclers for post-consumer waste in North America
  • 2011 - acquisition of Eastman’s remaining PET resin division in Columbia, South Carolina: acquisition of Wellman, Inc’s PET resin in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
  • 2014 - acquisition of PET recycling facility “CabelmaPET” in Buenos Aires, Argentina

References

Market Surveys

PET bottle resins

PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 01 / 2019: DAK Americas to acquire PET recycling facility
Issue 09 / 2015: PET resin manufacture and recycling
Issue 07 / 2013: No more Fear
Issue 01 / 2012: Management changes at DAK
Issue 07 / 2011: DAK Americas acquires Wellman PET business in USA
Issue 03 / 2011: DAK Americas completes acquisition of Eastman‘s US PET business
Issue 12 / 2010: Eastman to sell performance polymers PET business to DAK Americas
Issue 04 / 2010: DAK Americas responds to patent infringement

External links

DAK Americas Website
Alfa Website