Omnix ReCycle HPPA demonstrates lower water absorption, improved flowability, and best-in-class surface aspect vs. virgin high-performance polyamides
“As Solvay’s first-ever recycled-based HPPA with 50% glass fiber reinforcement, Omnix ReCycle is a real
breakthrough in the market of polyamides for household appliances,” says Claire Guerrero, Global Marketing
Manager for Packaging Segment and Sustainability at Solvay. “It combines the outstanding mechanical
properties of virgin semi-aromatic HPPA with better flow, lower water pickup, and best-in-class surface aspect.
In addition, its unique performance and sustainability profile offers an attractive material solution for brand
owners and manufacturers who seek to increase the recycled content in their products without compromising
dimensional stability, high stiffness, impact resistance, and processability.”
The recycled content of Omnix ReCycle saves resources and results in a significantly lower carbon footprint
compared to virgin HPPA, thus showing a 30% lower global warming potential (GWP). At the same time, it has
an ideal fit for replacing lower-performing polyamides (PA) as well as metals.
In household appliances, for instance, it delivers higher durability than provided by standard PA6 or PA66
polymers. This helps OEMs reduce breakage and damage returns while meeting the growing awareness of
consumers for longevity and lower environmental impact in their product choices.
With its excellent surface appearance, the new recycled-based HPPA can also eliminate the need for painting, which adds to its overall sustainable benefits and facilitates the end-of-life recyclability of applications in an increasingly circular plastics economy. Another target is wearing and tear resistance for lightweight interior components in transportation and automotive.
Solvay’s Omnix ReCycle can be processed on standard injection molding equipment, including the use of
water-heated molds. Following the successful sampling and approval by selected customers, the new
sustainable HPPA material is commercially available, worldwide.