To support the sustainability campaigns of its clients and future prospects, U.S.-based AdvanSix has introduced its upgraded line of Aegis® PA6 Resins and Capran® Biaxally Oriented Polyamide (BOPA) films. This new portfolio features a 100% post-industrial recycled materials (PIR) grade, certified by SCS Global Services. The company continues to conduct Life Cycle Analysis to evaluate its sustainability properties.
These materials are created from recycled monomers that originate from waste streams. After nylon polymerization from caprolactam, the end product is then put through a mass balance process so that it is recycled and put into use.
The updated line features the same processability as standard-grade variants. They are food contact-compliant, and best for items that have strict regulatory requirements. These include bag-in-box beverages and packaging that need to comply to the Food and Drug Administration.
“We are all on a journey to a more sustainable future. Our customers – and their customers – are increasingly focused on achieving their sustainability goals,” said Sarah Waller, vice president for Nylon Solutions at AdvanSix. “We are pleased to partner with our customers and support their journeys by offering an innovative PIR solution that customers can trust to incorporate recycled material content into their manufacturing processes and products, minimizing environmental impact.”
AdvanSix is an American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® company that recently received a platinum rating for corporate social responsibility from EcoVadis. Their product portfolio includes plastics, solvents and packaging.