OUR PARTNER SABIC LAUNCHES NEW PCR-BASED NORYL™ PORTFOLIO TO HELP CUSTOMERS REDUCE CARBON FOOTPRINT
SABIC announced its new PCR-based NORYL™ resin technology, formulated using 25 percent or more post-consumer recycled (PCR) content and aimed at providing additional, sustainable material options for customers. The technology was validated through the commercialization of several grades, including NORYL NH5120RC3 resin containing 30 percent PCR content, which helps to lower its global warming potential (GWP) by 10 percent compared to the incumbent, fossil-based grade.
The latest PCR-based technology can be incorporated into more than 200 existing NORYL resin grades, as well as an unlimited number of new grades based on specific customer requirements. These include a glass fiber-reinforced grade and an unreinforced, non-FR grade. Further, SABIC offers resin customization services to meet specific application requirements, as well as a full array of technical support services. It can help support circularity while maintaining the robust physical properties required for demanding applications. This innovative and sustainable solution is among the first polyphenylene ether (PPE)-based material technologies to incorporate such a significant level of recycled content.
BIOPOLYMERS AND SUSTAINABLE COMPOUNDS
Bioplastics are a sustainable alternative for various applications and are becoming increasingly popular for recycling organic and synthetic waste, promoting the circular economy model.