Plexiglas® Rnew Bio-based Acrylic Resins from Arkema

- Press release
Altuglas International announces Plexiglas® Rnew a new technology utilizing impact modified PMMA/PLA alloys for use in injection molding and extrusion applications. Offered for both transparent and opaque applications, the new alloys provide a reduced carbon footprint, while offering outstanding impact performance and chemical resistance. These alloys may be useful for a wide variety of applications - visit our site at www.plexiglas.com/rnew.

ARLINGTON, VA, March 14, 2012 – Arkema Inc. will introduce the technology behind its Plexiglas® Rnew bio-based acrylic resins at the upcoming BioPlastek 2012 Forum to be held March 28-30, 2012 in Arlington, VA.

Plexiglas® Rnew bio-based resins exhibit properties that often exceed the performance of traditional PMMA engineering resins, including acrylic or biopolymer components alone. In particular, impact properties, chemical resistance, and processability are significantly enhanced. Currently, material performance is often sacrificed in the transition from petro-derived polymers to those with higher bio-based content. Blending bio-based and conventional polymers, for example, often fails to significantly enhance material performance, which limits opportunities especially in durable product applications.


Plexiglas® Rnew blends, on the other hand, actually benefit from the incorporation of a biopolymer in a standard petro-derived resin formulation and offers exceptional performance for both transparent and opaque durable goods.


Wide Variety of Applications
The Plexiglas® Rnew bio-based acrylic resin formulations can be custom tailored for a wide variety of applications and are especially well suited for use in
durable applications. Arkema will discuss the technology behind the bio-based acrylic resins on March 29, 2012 at the BioPlastek 2012 Forum as part of an educational session titled “Advances in ‘New-to-the-World’ Bioplastics for Durables.” The high performance bio-based resin will also be featured at the Arkema display table in the Forum’s exhibition area.

Plexiglas® Rnew bio-based resins are manufactured by Altuglas International, an Arkema Group that has developed and marketed Plexiglas®acrylic resin and sheet for over 75 years.



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