PolyOne published the launch of reSound™ OM overmolding thermoplastic elastomers. It is newly added to its sustainable collection.
Bio Thermoplastic Elastomers
These innovative formulations use between 40 and 50 percent bio-renewable content obtained from sugarcane. And give hardness levels and performance equivalent to conventional thermoplastic elastomers.
Now, it is commercially available in all areas; the product portfolio is having four overmolding classes compatible with rigid polypropylene (PP) and one suited for overmolding onto ABS. All categories formed for durability, performing property retention and UV resistance corresponded to traditional conventional thermoplastic elastomers.
Besides, the new grades highlight easy colorability, an essential requirement such as cosmetics packaging, personal care products, and consumer electronics. All reSound OM materials having a natural opaque color can either use conventional thermoplastic elastomers colorants or joined with sustainable dyes from PolyOne. Moreover, advancing sustainability, when manufacturing with reSound OM, increasing scrap material can reuse.
“OEMs require to include environmentally efficient materials in their designs, particularly those who manufacture user products. Yet, they also need to fit functional requirements,” said Jim Mattey, global marketing director, Specialty Engineered Materials at PolyOne. New reSound overmolding grades approach both goals by leveraging a notable amount of renewable content without jeopardizing the material’s properties.
“Innovation is in our DNA, and we dedicated to serving our consumers to achieve their sustainability goals with outcomes such as reSound OM,” added Walter Ripple, vice president, Sustainability at PolyOne. “Our investments in R&D, resulting in sustainable solutions portfolio, and support for solutions to the plastic waste problem, are outward signs of that commitment.”
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