SABIC PCR-based resin helps customers reduce carbon footprint

Oct. 31, 2023
New Noryl resin has 30 percent PCR content.

PCR-based resins SABIC has met the challenge of developing sustainable polyphenylene ether (PPE)-based materials with a new formulation that uses at least 25 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. Its PCR-based Noryl resin technology can be incorporated into more than 200 existing Noryl resin grades, including a glass-fiber-reinforced grade and an unreinforced, non-FR grade.  

What’s new? Noryl NH5120RC3 resin, which has 30 percent PCR content. 

Benefits Improved circularity. SABIC said that depending on the requirements of a particular application, its new PCR-based technology might be able to directly replace fossil-based Noryl grades currently in use, giving customers the performance they require while also reducing their carbon footprint. For example, compared to a fossil-based resin grade, Noryl NH5120RC3 resin’s PCR content has 10 percent less global warming potential. 

SABIC, Houston, 713-430-2301, 

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Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.