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Avient launches long fiber composites based on nylon from fishing nets
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:07.Mar.2022

Avient announces the commercial availability of Complēt R long fiber-reinforced composites, which incorporate post-consumer recycled nylon 6 material reclaimed from end-of-life fishing nets.

 

Creating a positive environmental impact by reducing ocean-bound plastic waste, Complēt R nylon 6 long fiber composites can help OEMs to meet their goals for using materials containing recycled content.

 

Potential markets contain those whose products involve structural applications often deployed in demanding environments. Examples include lighter-weight adventure gear for outdoor recreation, next-generation vehicles that go further using fewer energy resources, and recycled-content office furnishings that contribute towards LEED certification for buildings.


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Avient offers long fiber composites based on nylon reclaimed from end-of-life fishing nets.


Complēt R nylon 6 long fiber composites provide stiffness, strength, and toughness performance on par with standard nylon 6 long fiber formulations using virgin resin, giving these materials the structural capability necessary to be used as an alternative to metals.

 

Using these composites as a metal replacement also fosters weight reductions along with the time and cost savings benefits of single-step injection molding. Formulations are available globally in a standard black color at typical weight percentages of long glass fiber, long carbon fiber, or hybrid combinations.

 

“We’re delighted to be introducing our first recycled-content long fiber composite material in a planned larger portfolio based on recycled resin,” said Eric Wollan, General Manager for Long Fiber Technologies at Avient.

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