DuPont Co. recently commercialized several new resin families based on renewable materials that will be highlighted by the firm at NPE2009, June 22-26 in Chicago.
The renewable product mix for Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont includes:
* Hytrel RS-brand thermoplastic elastomers.
* Sorona EO-brand bioplastic.
* Zytel RS-brand long-chain nylon.
DuPont officials said the products give it the broadest range of renewably sourced engineering resins in the industry. At NPE, the firm will be at Booth W113011, and also in McCormick West's emerging and new technologies pavillions, at W121011 and W22a-24a.
DuPont's strategy is to offer polymers that are at least 20 percent renewably sourced and have equal or better performance than the petrochemical-based materials they replace, said DuPont Engineering Polymers global business manager Marsha Craig in a news release. She said the firm expects to add offerings to current product families later this year.
Recent renewable product applications include Hytrel RS ski- boot collars made by sporting goods supplier Salomon Group of Annecy, France, and Zytel RS automotive radiator end tanks made by Denso Corp. of Kariya, Japan.