Long fiber composites feature recycled resin

Avient has reportedly expanded its range of long fiber reinforced composites using recycled resin.

The new products can use varying levels of post-industrial recycled content, from 25% to 100% recycled content for polyamide 66 (PA66) and from 25% to 75% recycled content for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), the company said.

According to Avient, the new grades have properties comparable to standard PA66 and TPU long fiber formulations using unrecycled resin.

The first products in the range were launched in early 2022 with PA6 resin derived from fishing nets.

Formulations are available globally in black and natural color and in typical reinforcement percentages of long glass fiber, long carbon fiber, or hybrid combinations.  

“We are excited to add to our recycled content product line with new resin matrices, continuing Avient’s commitment to leading the industry in sustainable solutions,” said Eric Wollan, general manager for long fiber technologies at Avient.