Avient launched Nymax™ BIO Formulations, a line of bio-based polyamide materials that help customers reach their sustainability goals. “These new materials also solve the long-standing problem of undesirable water absorption levels in other bio-derived polyamide materials available today,” the company explains.
Available in glass-fibre-filled and unfilled options, Nymax BIO materials include between 16 and 47 per cent natural filler from renewable plant sources, including corn, straw, and wheat. Renewable, plant-based raw materials have been shown to offer significantly lower product carbon footprint values than typical petroleum-based feedstock.
“Compared with traditional PA66 glass-fibre-filled materials, these bio-derived solutions offer lower warpage plus excellent surface appearance and colourability,” Avient emphasises. Nymax BIO low-water-absorption polyamide formulations deliver excellent dimensional stability and property retention after conditioning, providing a solution to the problem of water uptake (hygroscopy) for finished parts.
Nymax BIO materials are applicable for automotive, consumer, industrial, building and construction applications, and injection moulding and extrusion processes. wire / Hall 9 / B50