The postconsumer recycled (PCR) Color Prediction Service for polyolefins and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins, as well as Cesa Nox A4R Additives for Recycling, are new products from Avient Corp., a Netherlands-based supplier of specialized and sustainable material solutions and services.
These solutions are intended to enhance the customer experience while working with PCR content for materials used in packaging, according to a news release from Avient.There is also a recycling technology called Melt Filters which helps makes the process of plastic recycling much faster that can be used with these solutions to get best results.
According to Norbert Merklein, vice president and general manager of Color, Additives and Inks at Avient for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions, “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.” Together with the PCR Color Prediction Service, “Our Cesa Nox A4R Additives for Recycling help overcome these barriers.”
According to Avient’s PCR Color Prediction Service, brand owners will be able to determine what colors are possible based on the amount of PCR used.
The solution employs technology to assess whether colors are practical in a new application that includes PCR information through a previous color matching. The answer also determines how much PCR material may be incorporated into an application without changing its distinguishing hue. The company claims that in order to determine which colors can be successfully reproduced in a particular PCR-based material, it measures resin qualities using proprietary algorithms. “Simplifies and accelerates the selection of optimal colors for polymers with PCR content,” according to Avient, is what the service does. Melt Filters which also works with this system helps improve this recycling.
Additionally, according to Avient, its new Cesa Nox A4R Additives for Recycling were created using a composition that guards against oxidation, which can cause flaws like black spots, gels, and discoloration in post-consumer polyolefins.
According to Avient, antioxidants can be included into virgin resin to make it ready for future recycling or added to PCR content early in the recycling process.
Avient claims that the let-down ratio used by Cesa Nox A4R Additives for Recycling is half that of conventional antioxidants. Packaging, consumer goods, and automobile components are among the industries that use polyolefins stabilized using this addition.