EcoPaXX is a green, bio-based, high-performance engineering plastic with excellent mechanical properties. It is based on polyamide 410, a long-chain polyamide with properties such as low moisture absorption, high melting point, and high crystallization rate.
Approximately 70% of EcoPaXX consists of building blocks derived from castor oil, a renewable resource. The plastic is said to be 100% carbon neutral, i.e., the CO2 generated during its production is fully compensated by the amount of CO2 absorbed by castor beans as they grow.
EcoPaXX has a high melting point of about 250°C and a high rate of crystallization. Additional benefits include low-moisture absorption and good chemical and hydrolysis resistance, making it suitable for automotive and electrical markets.
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