Sabic: PC/PBT copolymers with higher recycled content
The chemical company has launched a new portfolio of polycarbonate (PC)-based copolymers that are said to contain up to 75 per cent PCR recyclate.
The use of these copolymers, which according to Sabic reduce the carbon footprint, is intended to help customers drive forward their sustainability initiatives without having to sacrifice important properties of the plastic. The polycarbonate (PC) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) copolymers from Sabic are reportedly part of the LNP Elcrin product range. They are said to exhibit consistently high performance and, depending on the grade, offer chemical and weathering resistance, good flow behaviour, flame retardancy, transparency and a wide colour gamut. According to Sabic, the new PC/PBT copolymers contain a higher proportion of PCR recyclate (50 to 75 per cent) than previous products. "Speciality thermoplastics formulated with mechanically recycled content are an important part of Sabic's net zero strategy," explains Joshua Chiaw, Director Business Management, LNP & NORYL, Specialties at Sabic. "Our new LNP copolymer resins offer customers from various industries new opportunities to significantly increase the PCR content in their applications." This is said to be the latest example of how Sabic is leading the way in sustainable solutions that can help its customers meet the growing demands of regulators, OEMs and the public for a circular economy. The LNP copolymer resins are said to be suitable for applications such as consumer electronics device housings and chargers, 5G base station infrastructure housings and industrial components such as circuit breakers. They could also be used in the automotive industry for radiator grilles, pillars and panelling.
- Sabic press release (Oct. 17, 2023)
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