Number of locations
|120 countries worldwide|
Number of employees
CHT offers specialty chemicals like cleaning additives, de-foamers and flotation agents for the recycling of PET bottles and other plastics. Since the establishment of CHT in Tübingen more than 60 years ago, the CHT Group has developed into a worldwide company group focusing on special chemicals used as function generators, auxiliary materials and additives for industrial processes. The products are used to improve the quality, functionality and performance of textiles, binding materials, dyes, coats, paper and pet food products, but also cleaning and care products for different fields of application.
The application field recycling started in 2008/2009 and provides auxiliaries for the recycling of PET bottles and other plastics.
CHT offers specialty chemicals like cleaning additives, de-foamers and flotation agents for the recycling of PET bottles and other plastics.
- cleaning additives
- removal of glue/adhesives and other impurities
- de-foamers and de-aerators
- special flotation agents
- supports separation for example of PET and polyolefins
CHT was founded in 1953 by Mr Reinhold Beitlich in Tübingen, Germany as a specialty chemical supplier for the complete textile chain. 1983 CHT was transformed into a foundation (Beitlich Family Foundation & Reinhold Beitlich Social Foundation). In the 2000s diversification was expanded with the establishment of the construction, performance chemicals and textile care business areas. In 2008/2009 the know-how and years of experience in textile finishing (especially the cleaning technology) could be successfully transferred to plastic recycling. This was the beginning of a new application field in CHT Group.
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