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Advanced Bio-Circular materials

Our range of ABC polymers are bio-based up to 100% and fully recyclable through our Virtucycle™ recycling program. When you need to meet sustainability initiatives and cut CO2 emissions without compromising on performance, choose Arkema Advanced Bio-Circular materials.
 

Accessory Applications

Headphones

Material selection is incredibly important for headphones and earbuds. Daily wear and tear from users includes continuous flexing and bending, exposure to cleaning chemicals, sweat and oils, and UV exposure too. High performance materials can improve lifetime and overall quality of the product for consumers and with Advanced Bio-Circular materials, it can be sustainable too!
 

  • Key applications
    • Structural headband
    • Overmoldings for soft touch and feel
    • Inserts and enclosure/casing for earbuds
  • Recommended grades
    • Rilsan® Clear Rnew® transparent polyamides
    • Pebax® Rnew® elastomers (90A to 80D hardness)
  • Key benefits
    • Chemical and environmental stress cracking (ESC) resistance
    • Excellent fatigue resistance and shape recovery
    • Overall durability
    • Sustainability – Bio-based and recyclable

ePen / Stylus

ePens and stylus are becoming more important as technology advances, especially for phones and tablets. ePens and stylus can have a rough life and be prone to drops, exposure to household "chemicals" (e.g. cleaners, food, oils), and general UV. And... who hasn't chewed on a pen or pencil before?? Old habits die hard. For durability AND sustainability choose Arkema ABC materials. 
 

  • Key applications
    • Full body/housing
    • Tips
    • Internal components
  • Recommended grades
    • Rilsan® PA11 + glass fibers 
    • Pebax® Rnew® elastomers (90A to 80D hardness)
  • Key benefits
    • Good balance of flexibility/softness and wear resistance
    • Overall durability and impact resistance
    • Sustainability – Bio-based and recyclable

Bluetooth Speakers

Wireless bluetooth speakers give consumers the freedom to listen wherever they want.  This means the speakers can end up in many different environment and be exposed to water, UV, and chemicals (like sunblock at the beach!). And with on-the-go listening comes potential drops and impacts. Arkema's advanced polymers can bring more durable performance while adding sustainability to your marketing potential. 
 

  • Key applications
    • Protective casing
    • Soft overmoldings for feet and bumpers
    • Textiles for straps
  • Recommended grades
    • Rilsan® PA11 + glass fibers
    • Pebax® Rnew® elastomers (90A to 80D hardness)
    • Rilsan® PA11 for textile
    • Rilsan® Clear Rnew® transparent polyamides
  • Key benefits
    • Chemical and impact resistance
    • Light weight and high strength
    • Consistency of properties at high/low temperature and humidity
    • Sustainability – Bio-based and recyclable

Mouse and Keyboards

Bringing sustainable materials to a personal object like a keyboard and mouse can create a wonderful marketing story while simultaneously creating a more durable fininished product.  Super strong and lightweight polymers can allow the mouse to become more nimble in-hand and provide a more natual experience. More rigid and lightweight materials can make a keyboard feel more agile and responsive while typing.
 

  • Key applications
    • Protective shell
    • Soft overmoldings for feet and bumpers
    • Internal components
  • Recommended grades
    • Rilsan® PA11 + glass or carbon fiber
    • Pebax® Rnew® elastomers (90A to 80D hardness)
  • Key benefits
    • Light weight and high strength/rigidity
    • High flowability for super thin part molding
    • Ductility and impact resistance
    • Sustainability – Bio-based and recyclable

Game consoles & remotes

Gaming is becoming more mobile and the market more competitive than ever.  These two factors create even more demand for lightweight, durable, and sustainable materials. Gamers on-the-go can benefit from super light, rigid, and tough polymers like Rilsan® PA11 and also know their console and remote come from sustainably sourced castor. 
 

  • Key applications
    • Protective casing
    • Soft overmoldings for feet and joysticks
    • Internal components
  • Recommended grades
    • Rilsan® PA11 + glass or carbon fiber
    • Pebax® Rnew® elastomers (90A to 80D hardness)
  • Key benefits
    • Light weight and high strength/rigidity
    • High flowability for super thin part molding
    • Ductility and impact resistance
    • Sustainability – Bio-based and recyclable

Interested in recycling and certified recycled and regenerated materials?

Learn more about our Advanced Bio-Circular poylmers regenerated through our Virtucycle™ recycling program.  In this program, Arkema plays the "matchmaker" in sourcing feedstock for both closed and open loop systems that ultimately generates PCR and PIR materials that maintain the super-high performance qualities of Rilsan® PA11, Pebax® TPE.

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