FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. (Dec. 27, 10:55 a.m. ET) — The Sustainability Consortium at the University of Arkansas has recognized Octal Petrochemicals Fzc LLC for environmental stewardship for its direct-to-sheet polyester sheet technology.
“Octal has stepped out into completely uncharted territory showing tremendous leadership in sustainability measurements using rigorous scientific foundations and great transparency,” said Mike Faupel, operations director at the Sustainability Consortium, in a news release.
Octal makes PET resin and sheet in Muscat, Oman. The company says its process can make sheet up to 24 percent less expensively and with a 25 percent lower carbon footprint than conventional systems.
A specially adapted burner at the company's site in the Salalah Free Zone also consumes up to 20 percent less gas than conventional PET production facilities, the company said.