02/24/2012

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Cradle-to-cradle certification for Arnitel Eco

The cradle-to-cradle concept, developed by McDonough and Braungart, aims to eliminate waste entirely by circulating safe and beneficial materials within closed loop systems of continuous reuse. According to Fredric Petit, Sustainability Director DSM Engineering Plastics: "At DSM, we recognize the growing importance in the market for recycling with the ultimate goal to achieve closed loop systems. Our commitment to Cradle to Cradle is expected to develop further over time. We intend to secure certification for more materials within our portfolio and to work closely with other stakeholders in our value chains to pursue further Cradle to Cradle opportunities.” Arnitel Eco grades currently available are:Arnitel Eco L700 an injection molding grade with a 70 ShoreD hardness Arnitel Eco M700 extrusion 70 ShoreD etc Arnitel Eco L550 injection molding 55 ShoreD Arnitel Eco L460 injection molding 46 ShoreD Arnitel Eco L400 injection molding 40 ShoreD
In addition to the Arnitel Eco family, Silver certificates were previously awarded to: Arnitel EM and EL gradesArnitel XGAkulon F&K grades Akulon K224 gradesArnite T-XG510EcoPaXX UF  

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