Green Matter: Polyamide in shades of green – DSM, Ravago, Rennovia

It's not the first time Green Matter has taken a look at polyamide, but this time it's not only about castor oil-sourced PA11 or PA 410. October has opened with two news items, one from DSM and Ravago, the other from Rennovia, a chemical process technology development company located in California, about PA 6 and PA 6,6.

DSM, headquartered in the Netherlands, has announced that it has expanded its partnership with the Belgian Ravago Group, a leading distributor active in the resale, compounding and recycling of plastic and elastomeric raw materials. The two companies have combined DSM's expertise in polyamide 6 with Ravago's recycling know-how to develop a portfolio of glass reinforced recycled PA6 compounds. The materials will be offered by DSM directly and distributed by Ravago Group member Resinex,

"This new development gives us the opportunity to build on our long-standing partnership with DSM while profiting from our many years of experience in working with recycled materials," says Alessio Patanè, Product Manager Engineering Plastics at Ravago. The company has established partnerships of this kind with various leading materials suppliers in the market....

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