ALTECH® PP-B ECO 2030/900 GF30

What is it?

A 55-60% post-consumer recycled (PCR) polypropylene copolymer reinforced with 30% glass fibre. The PCR PP Copolymer comes from public waste streams. The consistency and quality of the recycled feedstock are ensured by high standards of the recycling processes and quality assurance at the upstream supplier's premises. The mechanical properties of the material are very close to those of corresponding virgin grades. Altech® ECO is a portfolio of recycled thermoplastics including PA66, PA6, PC, PC-Blends, ABS, and PP polymers. These compounds can be tailor-made to meet individual customer requirements.

Material properties

  • Tensile Modulus (MPa): 6100

  • Tensile Strength (MPa): 56

  • Strain at break (%): 2,1

  • Charpy Notched Impact Strength, +23°C  (kJ/m2): 7,0

  • Density (kg/m³):  1,22

  • Melt Volume-Flow Rate 230 °C (cm3/10min): 7,0

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Technical benefits

Because of the consistent high-quality recycling process and the addition of glass fibres, the mechanical properties of this grade are very similar to those of virgin grades.

Look and feel

Light colours are typically sensitive to impurities and make the glass reinforcement visible on the surface of an injection moulded product.
The sample is light-grey in colour, yet the perceived quality impression is high. The colour is constant, there are no spots, the glossy areas of the surface are shiny, and glass fibre orientation within the moulded part is not evident. Mechanically the sample feels strong and rigid and is not warped. 

Environmental benefits

Global Warming Potential (GWP) calculations show that using this recycled polypropylene can reduce CO2 emission by 50%.

Applications

Injection-moulded parts in automotive, electrical and electronic devices, irrigation systems, storage boxes, and machinery.

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Why we chose this material 

A significant volume of polypropylene is produced daily for food packaging alone. Recycling this feedstock is difficult, and the vast majority of the valuable material still goes to incineration or landfill. We are happy to see the single-use material upcycled to new products.

Why you should consider this material

  • You want a strong and rigid material with a reduced environmental footprint. 

  • You are looking for a material with a high recycling content with very few colouration limitations.

About the manufacturer

MOCOM is a large compounder of thermoplastic polymers. The company offers a broad range of high-performance plastics and technical compound solutions. The company also develops custom compounds in cooperation with customers from many different industries.