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Sabic Unveils its First Recycled Automotive Resins
September 07, 2021

Sabic has launched its first automotive resin grades containing mechanically recycled content within its TRUCIRCLE portfolio of circular solutions and services to support various new automotive applications.

The company's new resins listed below contain up to 29% of recycled content, with similar performance to that of virgin resins, which can give automotive companies more options to meet sustainability targets:

- SABIC T2E-3320EH PP compound

A high-flow, low-emission, talc-filled Polypropylene that features stiffness, low emissions, and high heat resistance for non-visible heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) components within the instrument panel and interior and under-the-hood parts.

- XENOY T2NX2500UV resin

An unfilled, UV-stabilized blend of Polycarbonate (PC) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) that provides excellent heat and impact performance, dimensional stability, and low shrinkage for painted exterior body panels, spoilers, fuel filler doors and trim.

- XENOY T2NX5230 resin

A mineral-filled PC/PET blend that delivers properties that make it a potential solution for painted body panels, trim and other components, which can also be used for roof spoilers and exterior trim.

Sabic's General Manager of ETP and Market Solutions said the new products are the first of many resins to be introduced with mechanically recycled content for potential use in interior and exterior automotive applications.

"They also may complement other types of sustainable materials, such as certified renewable products from bio-based content, which we are also developing," Al-Otaibi added. "It's all part of SABIC's strategy to accelerate towards a true circular economy."

By Brian Balboa for The Plastics Exchange

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