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Avient debuts additives, service to increase recycling capabilities

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Avient debuts additives, service to increase recycling capabilities

The company’s PCR Color Prediction Service will improve the ability to use PCR in packaging materials. Avient Corp., a provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions and services based in the Netherlands, has released its postconsumer recycled (PCR) Color Prediction Service for polyolefins and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins as well as its new polyolefin antioxidants, Cesa Nox A4R Additives for Recycling. - RecyclingToday

According to a news release from Avient, these solutions are designed to improve the customer experience of working with PCR content for materials used in packaging. “Avient is fully committed to increasing opportunities to expand the use of recycled polymers, addressing any barriers that arise either during the recycling process or when customers want to incorporate PCR content into existing or new applications,” says Norbert Merklein, vice president and general manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions of Color, Additives and Inks at Avient. “Our Cesa Nox A4R Additives for Recycling, together with the PCR Color Prediction Service, help overcome these roadblocks.”

Avient says its PCR Color Prediction Service will help brand owners to understand what colors are achievable based on the amount of PCR used. Through a prior color matching, the service uses technology to determine if colors are feasible in a new application that incorporates PCR content. The solution also calculates how much PCR content can be added to an existing application without affecting its signature color. The company says it uses proprietary software to measure resin characteristics to identify the colors that can be successfully reproduced in a specific PCR-based material. Avient says the service “simplifies and accelerates the selection of preferred colors for polymers with PCR content.”

In addition, Avient says its new Cesa Nox A4R Additives for Recycling were designed based on formulation that protects postconsumer polyolefins against oxidation, which can lead to defects such as black spots, gels and discoloration. Avient says antioxidant can be added to PCR content early in the recycling process or incorporated in virgin resin to prepare it for future recycling. According to Avient, Cesa Nox A4R Additives for Recycling use a let-down ratio that is half of what is required for standard antioxidants. Applications for polyolefins stabilized with this additive include packaging, automotive parts and consumer goods.

Avient Corp., a provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions and services based in the Netherlands, has released its postconsumer recycled (PCR) Color Prediction Service for polyolefins and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins as well as its new polyolefin antioxidants, Cesa Nox A4R Additives for Recycling.

According to a news release from Avient, these solutions are designed to improve the customer experience of working with PCR content for materials used in packaging.

Avient is fully committed to increasing opportunities to expand the use of recycled polymers, addressing any barriers that arise either during the recycling process or when customers want to incorporate PCR content into existing or new applications. Our Cesa Nox A4R Additives for Recycling, together with the PCR Color Prediction Service, help overcome these roadblocks.

Norbert Merklein, vice president and general manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions of Color, Additives and Inks at Avient

Avient says its PCR Color Prediction Service will help brand owners to understand what colors are achievable based on the amount of PCR used. Through a prior color matching, the service uses technology to determine if colors are feasible in a new application that incorporates PCR content. The solution also calculates how much PCR content can be added to an existing application without affecting its signature color. The company says it uses proprietary software to measure resin characteristics to identify the colors that can be successfully reproduced in a specific PCR-based material. Avient says the service “simplifies and accelerates the selection of preferred colors for polymers with PCR content.”

In addition, Avient says its new Cesa Nox A4R Additives for Recycling were designed based on formulation that protects postconsumer polyolefins against oxidation, which can lead to defects such as black spots, gels and discoloration. Avient says antioxidant can be added to PCR content early in the recycling process or incorporated in virgin resin to prepare it for future recycling.

According to Avient, Cesa Nox A4R Additives for Recycling use a let-down ratio that is half of what is required for standard antioxidants. Applications for polyolefins stabilized with this additive include packaging, automotive parts and consumer goods.

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