Omnix® ReCycle 6050

What is it?

A 50% glass-fibre reinforced high-performance polyamide (HPPA) containing a minimum of 33% recycled content: the HPPA part of the compound, consisting of 70% PIR/PCR  (post-industrial/post-consumer recyclates) resin. This compound combines sustainable measures without compromising mechanical properties. It is characterized by lower water absorption, improved flowability, good impact resistance, high stiffness and high-gloss surface compared with virgin high-performance polyamides. Even with its recycled content, it has the same mechanical performance as virgin Omnix® HPPA. It is a suitable candidate for replacing metals and lower-performing PA66. Produced in two colour variations; the natural may be custom coloured.

• Black: Omnix® ReCycle 6050 BK 000

• Natural: Omnix® ReCycle 6050 NT 000

Material properties

  • Tensile Modulus (MPa): 14400

  • Charpy Notched Impact Strength, +23°C  (kJ/m2): 16

  • Density (kg/m³): 1.60

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Technical benefits

This material has good creep resistance, dimensional stability and impact resistance. It has a high strength and stiffness and low warpage. 

Look and feel

This material offers a high-gloss surface with a slight translucency. It is very smooth to the touch and has a crisp sound when tapped, caused by the glass fibre content. The current sample presents its natural colour; however, it can be produced in other  colours, thus eliminating secondary processes such as lacquering.

Environmental benefits

With its recycled content, the material allows a reduction of 30% GWP (Global Warming Potential) compared with the virgin Omnix® HPPA.

Applications

Automotive, consumer electronics, kitchen appliances, gears, and bearings.

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Why we chose this material 

Commodity plastics with recycled content were first used in packaging and simple consumer goods. We’ve recently seen new developments in engineering-plastic grades containing recycled material. This material is an interesting example of a high-performance plastic with recycled content, a welcome development in recycling progress.

Why you should consider this material

  • You want to replace some metal parts with plastic alternatives, saving weight and providing other advantages. 

  • You would like to avoid painting your product, but need a high-quality glossy surface.

  • You are looking for a material that does not look nor sound like most plastics.

About the manufacturer

Solvay, a company existing for over 150 years, was created in Belgium as a start-up enterprise manufacturing sodium carbonate. Since then it has reinvented itself many times, always around chemicals and polymers, serving predominantly medical, automotive and industrial applications. Its solutions in advanced polymers and composite materials foster lightweight design and energy reduction. ​