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Avient launches PCR and PIR portfolios in North America and Asia
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:17.Sep.2020

Avient Corporation, a premier provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions and services, has launched several new post-consumer recycled (PCR) and post-industrial recycled (PIR) portfolios under the reSound R brand name including reSound R VX TPEs, reSound R ND polyamides, and reSound R PC polycarbonates.

 

Available in North America, injection-moldable reSound R VX TPEs utilize 25 percent (PCR) and up to 40 percent (PIR) recycled content, and both grades can be overmolded onto polypropylene (PP). The PCR grade is formulated with recycled ocean plastics from Oceanworks, an accelerator program participant within the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a non-profit group that includes Avient as a founding member.


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Avient Corporation has launched several recycled content portfolios.


These TPE grades, formulated for consumer applications, can be used in personal care products, lawn and garden tools, outdoor goods, office supplies, footwear, and houseware durables.

 

In addition, Avient is expanding its polyamide portfolio to include reSound R ND with post-consumer content. These nylon formulations contain 100 percent 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.

 

TPEs, as well as recycled nylon 6 and 66, are commercially available in North America. Global availability is under evaluation, and will depend on regional sourcing capabilities.

 

For the Asia market, Avient now offers reSound R PC, a range of polycarbonates with glass filler levels from 10 to 30 percent and recycled content ranging from 25 to 75 percent.

 

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. Available currently in Asia only, global availability is under evaluation, again dependent on regional sourcing capabilities.

 

“These new additions to our reSound portfolio are an excellent example of the way we continue to invest in and expand these sustainable solutions,” commented Walter Ripple, vice president, Sustainability at Avient.

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