LNP™ ELCRIN™ EXL8543RCC Copolymer
What is it?
This polycarbonate (PC) siloxane resin blend includes 40% Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) content. Other benefits of this grade include high impact strength and ductility, medium flow, with good processability and mould release. It is available in custom colours, including light shades of white. This grade is well-suited for applications that require improved aesthetics and a broad colour palette.
Tensile Stress, yield, 50 mm/min: 58 MPa (ISO527)
Tensile Modulus, 1 mm/min: 2130 MPa (ISO527)
Tensile Strain, break, 50 mm/min: 132% (ISO527)
Tensile Strain, yield, 50 mm/min: 6 % (ISO527)
Charpy Notched Impact Strength, +23°C: 59 kJ/m2 (ISO 179/1eA)
Charpy Notched Impact Strength, -30°C: 18 kJ/m2 (ISO 179/1eA)
Density 1.23 g/cm³ (ISO 1183)
Melt Volume Rate, 300°C/1.2 kg: 16 cm3/10min (ISO 1133)
The mechanical properties of this material are the same as those of the all-fossil based, virgin polycarbonate version.
Look and feel
The appearance of the sample is appealing. It is flat and has excellent surface quality indicating the potential for custom coloured, high-aesthetic parts.
This grade offers a reduction of 24% on the carbon footprint, compared with virgin PC-Si copolymer.
The material is suitable for diverse applications in consumer electronics, such as housings and components on earphones, phones, notebooks, and accessories.
Why we chose this material
This material demonstrates the potential to achieve a broad colour palette in a product with high PCR polycarbonate content in combination with high processability and mechanical performance.
Why you should consider this material
You want to find a high-quality PC grade with decreased carbon footprint.
You are searching for a recycled grade that is available in light colour variations.
About the manufacturer
SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It manufactures internationally in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific providing solutions for construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation, and clean energy.
The company has over 31,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries, with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.