Fenders molded from recycled engineering plastics

01/17/2013

Marking a new milestone in its 25-year relationship developing thermoplastic fenders with Renault S.A., Sabic's Innovative Plastics (Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands) business today announced that the French automaker has successfully adopted a new post-industrial recycled (PIR) grade of Noryl GTX resin, a conductive blend of polyamide (PA) and modified polyphenylene ether (PPE), as part of its ongoing drive to comply with the European Union's end-of-life vehicle (ELV) requirements.

The OEM adopted the new Sabic material for the fenders of its 2013 Clio IV and will expand the resin's use to the upcoming Zoe electric vehicle. The PIR grade meets quality and performance standards and further enhances the sustainability benefits of Noryl GTX resin for automotive fenders, which include a weight reduction and up to 47 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions over the lifecycle of the fender compared to steel according to the supplier....
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