SABIC materials have higher PCR content 

March 6, 2024
Ten new LNP ELCRIN copolymer resins contain more PCR content and come in a range of colors.

LNP ELCRIN copolymer resins SABIC has introduced a range of new PC copolymer materials made up of up to 75 percent certified post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. They can be used in a variety of parts, including in housings of consumer electronic devices and chargers, enclosures for 5G base-station infrastructure and industrial components, such as circuit breakers. Automotive-parts makers also can use them in exterior grilles, pillars and trim. 

What’s new? A new portfolio of 10 materials representing an upgrade over SABIC’s portfolio of existing PCR materials. According to the company, they contain more PCR content and come in a wider range of colors. 

Benefits The ability of plastic parts makers to reduce their carbon footprint with materials that deliver the necessary performance and appearance characteristics. According to SABIC, compared with other impact-modified PC resins containing PCR content, the new resins perform better. Depending on the grade, they can provide low-temperature ductility, chemical and weathering resistance, good flow for easy processing, thin-wall flame retardance and ultraviolet-light stability; some also are transparent. 

SABIC, Houston, 713-430-2301,  

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Karen Hanna | Senior Staff Reporter

Senior Staff Reporter Karen Hanna covers injection molding, molds and tooling, processors, workforce and other topics, and writes features including In Other Words and Problem Solved for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. She has more than 15 years of experience in daily and magazine journalism.