The revolutionary Hytrel® ECO B portfolio uses a biomass balance approach certified by the ISCC+ (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) standard. Hytrel® ECO B uses up to 72% second-generation biomass (bio residue/waste) that does not compete with food/feed supplies and does not induce land use change.
Sustainability needs to be considered throughout every stage of the product manufacturing process e.g. carbon emissions, water usage, waste products etc. This is better known as the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). LCA covers the entire product journey: from the initial point of creation (cradle) to the point the product is finally disposed of (grave). The total picture depicts the true environmental impact of a product.
DuPont™, a true science led business, has looked at every angle and detail of Hytrel® ECO B in order to conduct its sustainability assessment using a cradle-to-gate LCA in accordance with ISO 14040/ 14044 methodology.
Hytrel® ECO B is identical to standard Hytrel® when it comes to properties. This includes excellent elasticity and low temperature flexibility, excellent flex fatigue and cut growth life, good chemical and oil resistance and high tear strength, toughness, resilience and impact resistance.
Designers and manufacturers who want to reduce their environmental impact, but still need high-performance materials, can get the best of both worlds with Hytrel® ECO B.
For ease of transition to this new sustainable material portfolio, this also means that no transition evaluation or retooling is needed after Hytrel® standard grades have been specified.
Like all Hytrel® grades, this new range of sustainable TPC-ET material
solutions offers the same durability and strength, coupled with
incredible flexibility. The chart to the left shows that these materials
have a wide range of service temperatures: they
remain flexible even in extreme cold, and maintain properties
even in extreme heat. Exhibiting great chemical resistance, they can be
overmolded onto many rigid thermoplastics, and exceptional
melt stability enables processors to recycle scrap efficiently.
Hytrel® ECO B boasts an incredible property profile, serving applications across the automotive, electronic, consumer, furniture and sporting good industries.
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