About Cumapol

Cumapol is the former Akzo polyester fiber production site. In 1985 the first SSP line was build to produce standard bottle grade. In 1995, the second SSP was build to fully convert the fiber lines to production lines of bottle grade.

In 1996 the production facility was bought by Wellman, the US based, at that time the second largest PET producer and the largest PET recycler. In 1996 the recycling and the virgin production technologies are combined and EcoClear was introduced as one of the first recycled products approved for direct food contact.

In 2000 a start is made with the development and production of PET specialties.

In 2007 the facility was taken over by Sun Capital and renamed to Init Polymers. Unfortunately in 2008 the company went bankrupt.

In 2010 Cumapol bought the facilities and started up the SSP lines as toll converter.

In 2013 the twin screw extruder was invested and the production of EcoClear restarted. Based on the food contact and purification studies from the past, the Cumapol process obtained a positive expert opinion from the EFSA (recy085) and was audited by the Dutch Organisation for Food (NWA).

Nowadays

Cumapol processes virgin and recycled polyesters for many producers and consumers from the PET industry. Amongst them the sister companies United Polymer Trading (UPT) and DuFor.