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, www.sabic.com/en