Raw materials suppliers Royal DSM and the Ravago Group are partnering to develop a portfolio of glass reinforced recycled PA6 compounds.
The materials will be offered by DSM directly and distributed by Ravago Group member Resinex.
The new recycled PA6 grades, which DSM is marketing under its Akulon brand and which are available now, contain more than 50 per cent post-consumer resin from what the companies call “well-identified and dependable sources”. DSM is supplying grades with 30 per cent and 35 per cent glass fibre reinforcement.
The grades are well-suited to automotive under-the-bonnet applications such as air intake manifolds and engine covers, as well as furniture applications, including structural parts in office chairs, the companies said.
These new grades will enable us to offer new solutions to some of the key industries that we have been serving for many years,” Danilo Fioravante, global business director, Akulon, said in a statement.