Canadian Plastics

MATERIALS (June 01, 2010)

Targeting the auto industry, Royal DSM N.V. has launched two bio-based plastics, with both thermoset and thermoplastic blends boasting more than 50 per cent of its content from plant-based materials.

June 1, 2010   Canadian Plastics



Targeting the auto industry, Royal DSM N.V. has launched two bio-based plastics, with both thermoset and thermoplastic blends boasting more than 50 per cent of its content from plant-based materials.

Palapreg ECO is composed of 55 per cent renewable resources, making it the composite resin material with the highest bio-based content available on the market today. Industry testing has proven that DSM has been able to achieve this high renewable content without making any sacrifice to product performance or production speeds.

EcoPaXX is a high-performance polyamide that combines the benefits of a high melting point (approx. 250C), low moisture absorption and excellent resistance to various chemical substances, including road salt. Approximately 70 per cent of the material is based on building blocks derived from castor oil, a renewable resource.

DSM has already made and shipped 12 tons of Palapreg, which is being tested by customers currently. EcoPaXX will be available commercially in early 2011.

DSM Engineering Plastics Inc. (Evansville, Ill.)

www.dsm.com;1-812-435-75 00


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