Global supplier of additives Vertellus will introduce two innovative technologies for driving increased use of recycled polyester in nylon resins and enhancing the benefits of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) at NPE.
Taking place from 7 May to 11 May in Orlando, Florida, US, the company will display its new additive solutions that enable new alloys and compounds containing recycled resins to deliver improved properties and processability. On display in booth #S10155, the new products will help compounders and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to increase sustainability and control costs without sacrificing performance.
The first new Vertellus technology to be highlighted at NPE is a novel compatibiliser for creating alloys of recycled polyester and nylon. This technology enables new materials with performance properties similar to those of virgin nylon, but with a significant cost advantage. Key properties are excellent impact strength, tensile strength and flexural modulus. Target applications for these polyester/nylon alloys include office furniture, sporting goods, automotive parts and textile fibres.
Vertellus will also showcase a novel, patent-pending technology for upgrading recycled PET (r-PET) and bio-plastics such as polylactic acid (PLA). This new additive is expected to deliver high clarity and performance at low dosages.
The company will also discuss growing interest in enhanced co-polyester elastomers to meet the high material demands for high-performance automotive. Vertellus Morflex* 1129 dimethyl isophthalate intermediate for synthesising polyesters increases flexibility and structural strength to address these requirements.