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Solvay, BASF showing sustainable materials
By Frank Esposito
Plastics News Staff
Materials makers Solvay and
BASF are at Fakuma 2023 with
new products focused on sustainable
applications.
In a news release, offi cials with
Solvay in Brussels said the fi rm's
new products " confi rm the company's
commitment towards circularity. "
At the event, Solvay is
launching two new grades of Ryton-brand
polyphenylene sulfi de
(PPS) Supreme resins.
Automotive marketing head
Brian Baleno said the new grades
" bring enhanced performance
benefi ts in e-mobility applications. "
The new PPS grades are
made with 100 percent renewable
electricity and complement
Solvay's Amodel-brand
polyphthalamide (PPA) Supreme
resin launched in 2021.
Also at Fakuma, Solvay is debuting
its Echo brand, which includes
all of the fi rm's circular materials.
A new Xencor-brand Xtreme PPA
grade offers higher safety and reliability
in thermal runaway events
in battery applications.
For BASF of Ludwigshafen, Germany,
offi cials said their new sustainable
materials " are striving to
reduce plastic waste, conserve
raw materials
and
ma xim i z e
the potential
of materials
during
use. "
The fi rm
is making
mass-balanced
engineering
resins
that
conser ve
resources
SOLVAY
Hall B4,
Booth 4213
BASF SE
Hall B4,
Booth 4303
and reduce carbon footprints.
Such products are already being
used in bow door handles of the
Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the
EQE. They've also been adopted
for crash absorbers for the Mercedes-Benz
S-Class.
E-mobility applications featured
by BASF at Fakuma include
charging solutions, high-voltage
connectors and bus bar holders.
In focus as well are battery
components that meet high performance
and safety standards
during normal use but also in the
case of damage or accidents.
Several grades of Ultramid-brand
nylon help meet these
goals, offi cials said. Ultramid Advanced
is a metal replacement
that provides color matching and
constant mechanics at continuous
use temperatures. The materials
also enhance the robustness,
long-term performance and
reliability in harsh conditions of
colored, fl ame-retardant parts -
from e-mobility orange to appliance
white.
Ultramid Expand grades can
make nylon-based particle foam
that offers unique properties either
for use in structural applications
or in the battery of electric
vehicles. The foam shows a high
heat defl ection temperature and
excellent mechanical properties
at temperatures above 120° C.
Ultramid Ccycled grades are
aimed at chemical recycling for
packaging and textile applications.
Recycled raw material is
fed into the beginning of the BASF
production Verbund and attributed
via a mass-balance approach.
This month, BASF launched PACIFIC,
which offi cials described
as an innovative app to exchange
product carbon footprint (PCF)
data. PACIFIC provides PCF data
of BASF products across the entire
value chain.
Offi cials added that the new
platform enables customers in
the automotive industry to exchange
data effi ciently.
" With just a few clicks, PCF data
for purchased products can be
viewed and made transparent, "
offi cials said. " BASF's mission
is to provide innovative digital
solutions that help customers to
achieve their sustainability goals.
This platform is a prime example
of dedication to this cause. "
BASF makes a wide range of
specialty plastics and chemicals.
Globally, BASF employs more
than 110,000 and had 2021 sales
of more than $91 billion.
Solvay has almost 100 global
production sites, employing more
than 23,000. The fi rm is in the
process of splitting into two companies,
including one named Syensqo,
which will include Solvay's
plastics businesses.
BASF is introducing sustainable
materials at Fakuma that it said
will " conserve raw materials
and maximize the potential of
materials during use. "
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