Arkema’s 100% bioplastic elastomer

We will soon see a 100% renewable-based content on thermoplastic elastomers being used in automotive parts, electronics and sports equipment.

Arkema said today that it has developed a 100% renewable-based high performance thermoplastic elastomer range using the company’s combined castor oil chemistry and bio-based polyol technology.

Arkema’s new Pebax® Rnew100 is said to have outstanding mechanical properties, excellent resistance to thermal and ultra-violet ageing. The company’s Pebax® Rnew range before was limited to up to 95% plant-based content.

Read my green sports equipment article for more about Arkema’s Pebax Rnew in sports equipments. More on castor chemical development in an article I wrote in March!

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