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In the small village of Mullagh, Co Meath, the flake produced from more than 1.6 billion used PET plastic bottles taken from all over Europe is transformed into polyester fibre for products ranging fr

6th November, 2011
Joe Hanley, IT manager, Wellman, and John Casey of Trilogy Technologies. Photo: Maura Hickey

In the small village of Mullagh, Co Meath, the flake produced from more than 1.6 billion used PET plastic bottles taken from all over Europe is transformed into polyester fibre for products ranging from thermal insulation to auto headliner.

Wellman International is an industry leader in sustainable manufacture, with plants in France and the Netherlands where the post-consumer drinks bottles are reduced to flake. The Mullagh polyester fibre plant, established in 1972 and a pioneer in...

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