Avient launches reSound R recycled content portfolios
Formerly PolyOne, Avient expands the range of sustainable solutions with its thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), polyamide and polycarbonate portfolios.
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To enable its customers to achieve sustainability goals and add options to the circular economy commitment, Avient Corp., (previously PolyOne and Clariant Masterbatches, Avon Lake, Ohio, U.S.) launches several new post-consumer recycled (PCR) and post-industrial recycled (PIR) portfolios under the reSound R brand name. This includes reSound R VX thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), reSound R ND polyamides and reSound R PC polycarbonates.
Available in North America, injection-moldable reSound R VX TPEs are said to use 25% PCR and up to 40% PIR content. Both grades can be overmolded onto polypropylene (PP). The PCR grade is formulated with recycled ocean plastics from Oceanworks (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada), an accelerator program participant within the non-profit Alliance to End Plastic Waste. This portfolio targets consumer applications.
Avient is also expanding its polyamide portfolio to include reSound R ND with post-consumer content. These nylon formulations are said to contain 100% PCR resin, and are available in both PA6 and PA66 grades with various levels of glass fiber and mineral reinforcements. These products are targeted at applications in the consumer, automotive and powersports markets.
The third portfolio, reSound R PC, offers a range of polycarbonates with glass filler levels from 10-30% and PCR- or PIR-recycled content ranging from 25-75%. Avient adds that several grades in this portfolio perform on par with virgin PC in terms of tensile elongation, tensile strength, notched Izod impact, flexural modulus and flexural strength. Currently available in Asia only, global availability is under evaluation, dependent on regional sourcing capabilities.
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