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SABIC to offer bio-based versions of all NORYL™ resin grades

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SABIC is now offering bio-based versions of all NORYL™, Flexible NORYL, NORYL GTX™ and NORYL PPX™ resin grades to help customers meet increasingly rigorous sustainability goals. The bio-based versions, formulated with polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin feedstocks certified under International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS, provide properties similar to those of fossil-based grades.

Customers may select from multiple levels of bio-based content for their chosen NORYL product.

To demonstrate the feasibility of this bio-based approach, SABIC has proactively commercialised three popular NORYL grades; however, these example materials represent only a small percentage of the full offering. The availability of bio-based versions broadens the choice of environmentally responsible NORYL resins beyond the company’s recently introduced post-consumer recycled (PCR)-based materials containing more than 25% PCR content.

Joshua Chiaw, director, Business Management, LNP & NORYL, Specialties, SABIC, said: "Bio-based PPE feedstocks enable SABIC to efficiently produce sustainable NORYL materials that can serve as drop-in replacements for traditional grades – with equivalent performance and processability. Expansion of our NORYL resin portfolio with bio-based versions is a key part of our strategy for helping brands, OEMs, tier suppliers and molders achieve their sustainability goals."

Evelyn Pearson, senior manager, Process Technology, Technology & Innovation, Specialties, SABIC, said: “Our Selkirk, New York, US, facility was one of the first production and compounding facilities to receive ISCC PLUS accreditation for the production of PPE resin and compounds based on renewable, bio-circular sources. We plan for NORYL grades formulated with these bio-based feedstocks to be certified under ISCC PLUS at Selkirk and other global NORYL compounding plants. This underscores SABIC’s commitment to building a circular plastics industry.”

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