Environmental awareness is on the rise, prompting consumers and corporations to reflect on the environmental impact of their consumption patterns. As a result, circular economy is gaining traction.
FENC is one of the top 3 PET suppliers in the world. PET is one of the few plastic materials that can be recycled and reused. In 1988, FENC established the first recycling and remanufacturing plant for PET bottles in Taiwan. With over 3 decades of research, development and innovation, FENC is reinventing waste PET bottles and bringing sustainability to the PET industry.
● Bottle to Fiber - Remanufacture PET Bottles into Textile Products
● Bottle to Bottle - Remanufacture PET Bottles into Food and Beverage Containers
● Bottle to Other Applications - Continue Expanding Applications for Waste PET Bottles
● Ocean Plastic Series
Ocean plastic waste is threatening the conservation of marine habitat and becoming a difficult issue to tackle. Since 2016, FENC has served as the sole supplier of recycled ocean plastic for adidas and Parley for the Oceans. The Company’s professional recycling and remanufacturing process transformed ocean plastic waste into sneakers, sports jerseys, credit cards, shopping bags and bottle sleeves. The technology successfully prevented plastic waste from polluting the ocean and the products are creating a sensation on the market, which helps raise public awareness toward protecting marine habitat.
● Waste Reduction
FENC's contribution to waste reduction: 8,100,000,000 PET bottles/year.
The bottles may circle the earth 46.5 times.
● GHG Emissions Reduction
● Food-grade Approval
● Recycled Content Certification
● Green Mark
● Product Traceability
Founded in 1988
No. 1 production capacity in Taiwan
Processing 50% of waste PET bottles in Taiwan
Founded in 2013
No. 1 production capacity in Japan
140% increase in production capacity in 2020
Acquiring Phoenix Technologies
International, LLC in 2019,
recycler and remanufacturer of PET bottles
Joined PRO Vietnam in 2019
Signed the recycling initiative on
packaging materials with Ministry of Natural
Resources and Environment, Vietnam
● Brand Collaboration
FENC Collaborates with 7-Eleven and Coca-Cola in Japan on Closed Loop Recycle Model
PET bottles recycled at 7-Eleven in Japan are processed by two FENC subsidiaries, Hsinpu Chemical Fiber Plant and FIGP, and remanufactured into food-grade rPET. The downstream manufacturers then make the rPET into Coca-Cola bottles, which completes the closed loop recycle model.
Sponsoring Runner's Outfit on World Earth Day Event
On April 28th, National Geographic Channel held the 7th Earth Day Run. FENC sponsored the event with 20,000 runner’s T-shirts that are made of waste PET bottles. That is the equivalent of 150,000 waste PET bottles, which curbed nearly 6,000 kg of CO2 emissions.
Video: Sponsoring Runner's Outfit on World Earth Day Event
● Governmental Recognition for Circular Economy Model
MOU with Taoyuan City Government
On June 4th, 2019, FENC signed an MOU with Mayor Cheng Wen-Tsan of Taoyuan City Government to recycle and reuse ocean PET bottles. Since June, 11 volunteer groups from the Yongan, Zhuwei and CPC environmental protection fleets and the coastal guard launched the beach and ocean cleanup campaigns. All PET bottles recovered were delivered to FENC to be remanufactured into jogging outfits or other green products, which were later distributed as gifts to the volunteers and residents who took part in the campaigns. This is a perfect example of reducing plastic waste and saving the ocean.
Demonstration Plant Designation from Environmental Protection Administration
On July 19th, 2019, Minister Chang Tzi-Chin of Environmental Protection Administration led the staff from Department of Waste Management and Recycling Fund Management Board on a visit to FENC to be familiarized with the Company’s remanufacturing technology and products. During the visit, the group discussed the development of the recycling industry, current status of recycled materials and regulatory confines in Taiwan.
Visits from Sustainability Delegation
On July 24th, FENC introduced the recycling technology and discussed the experience of working with recycling fund with a group of 30 visitors. Among them are Dr. Eugene Chien, Chairman of Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy as well as officials from National Audit Office and Environmental Protection Administration.
● Promote Recycling to Students and the General Public
FENC joined hands with MINIWIZ and developed mini Trashpresso. The mobile recycling line is currently touring cities around Taiwan. With an interactive recycling process, the public is encouraged to supply recycling materials, giving new values to the discarded trash.
It takes only 5 minutes for mini Trashpresso to process trash into useful resources. It processes over 50 kg of PET bottles within an hour, which streamlines the recycling process, making it fun and fast.
Speech at Taipei University of Science and Technology
FENC was invited to give a keynote speech on October 17th at Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management, National Taipei University of Technology to introduce recycling concepts and circular business model to graduate students.
● Enhancing Taiwan's International Reputation
● March 11th
FENC received the Chief Administrative Officer of Oxford County and Mayor of Woodstock from Ontario, Canada. (Environmental Protection Administration / Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
● March 21st
FENC received auditing officials from Turkey and Latin America countries, including Uruguay, Nicaragua, Honduras, Columbia, Brazil and Argentina. (Environmental Protection Administration)
● May 24th
FENC received Mr. Paulo Da Silva Lemos, Policy Officer of Sustainable Products from Directorate-General for Environment of European Commission. Mr. Lemos is in charge of setting EU policies regarding circular economy, recycling and plastics restrictions. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
● June 5th
FENC gave a lecture at International Youth Forum on Promoting Corporate SDGs During the forum, the Company shared the experience of developing SDGs with the 700 members onboard Ship of World Youth from Japan. (Department of Youth Affairs, Taoyuan City Government)
● August 23rd
FENC received state delegation from Mississippi, U.S.. (Environmental Protection Administration / Taoyuan City Government)
● September 6th
FENC gave a lecture at Taiwan-Japan Trade and Economic Sustainability Forum. FENC shared the Company's achievement in circular economy and the experience of expanding recycling production into Japan with a wide audience, including 390 members from the government, industry and academia. (Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs)
● October 14th
FENC received Mr. Janez Potočnik, co-chair of the International Resource Panel at the United Nations Environmental Programme, and Mona Arnold, principal scientist from Technical Research Center of Finland. They visited FENC and spoke at 2019 Taiwan Circular Economy Summit. Environmental Protection Administration made a special arrangement and invited them to FENC for a fruitful discussion on circular economy in Taiwan. (Environmental Protection Administration)
● October 16th
FENC gave a lecture at Asia-Pacific Circular Economy Roundtable. (Ministry of Economic Affairs/Environmental Protection Administration)
● November 27th
FENC gave a lecture at International Ocean Forum on Southeast Asia. During the forum, the Company shared its Ocean Plastic products and the innovative approaches that protect the marine habitat. (Ocean Affairs Council)
● December 4th
FENC is selected as one of the case studies for COP 25 side events.
● 2019 Recognitions
Expand Production Capacity
Our goal is to become the largest rPET manufacturer and a world-class leader in circular economy.
Make Textile Recycling and Remanufacturing a Reality
Merely 1/3 of the world PET production capacity is devoted to PET bottles. The technology that turns recycled PET bottles into new PET products has matured, and FENC is the leading pioneer in the world. The remaining 2/3, however, is for producing textile products such as clothing, which is often blended with other fibers. The complexity in fiber content adds to the difficulty of recycling and reusing textile products.
In 2019, FENC created spun yarn out of textile waste through physical recycling. The remanufactured materials are then transformed into high-value functional sportswear. That is the commemorative T-shirt for runners at FENC Classic Marathon.
The next quest for FENC is to launch TopGreen ChemCycle Process. The project aims to develop the chemical recycling and processing technology for textile waste. It expands beyond the chemical recycling technology currently available, which only focuses on textiles made of single polyester content. The ability to recycle and reuse textile waste will start a new chapter for the PET recycling industry.