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Alpek is present where you least expect it

Invisible presence

Alpek is present where you least expect it

Alpek is one of the world’s largest producers of polyester (PTA, PET and fibers). Even though it may sound incredible, you interact with products where this company intervenes practically every single day.

What better way to present all of their applications than with gifs?
90% of Alpek’s production is used in different packages for food and beverages.

The reusable containers that fill up our kitchens and are our faithful companions at lunchtime contain polypropylene (PP), a recyclable plastic that is produced at Indelpro.

Shots cure us but… man, do they hurt! Syringes used by doctors are also made from this material; Indelpro, Alpek’s company,  is the only producer of polypropylene (PP) in Mexico.

Every time you drink bottled water to get hydrated, you do so from a bottle made from PET, the most recycled plastic in the world. Alpek Polyester is the main integrated producer of PTA-PET in the Americas and the only producer of virgin PET and recycled PET (rPET) in Argentina.

The expandable polystyrene (EPS) parts that protect TVs and other electronic products are created by Styropek in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Styropek’s plant located in Altamira, Tamaulipas is one of the ten largest in the world.

Even when we brush our teeth we use Alpek’s products. Surely, the bristles on your toothbrush are made with Nylon 6, a synthetic resin characterized by its strength, flexibility, and softness, produced by Univex.

The seatbelt that protects you every day when driving contains polyester filaments. One out of four vehicles in North America contain filaments of Akra Polyester, a company by Alpek.

The brake fluid used in Mexico contains additives made by Alpek at the Polioles factory.

Alpek also helps us have beautiful hair: they produce the component that helps generate foam in shampoos at the Polioles plant.

Your clothes last longer thanks to polyester fibers manufactured at Alpek Polyester’s factories. The raw material used in these fibers is PTA (purified terephthalic acid), produced from paraxylene.

And these are only some examples! Alpek and its products know no boundaries. Impressive, right?

If you find a GIF that shows Alpek’s presence in a fun or innovative way, leave it in the comments and join the conversation using #ALFALiveMX on your social media profiles.