Solvay Specialty Polymers and Agiplast Develop Recycled Solef PVDF Resins

By Chemical Processing staff

Oct 14, 2013

Solvay Specialty Polymers has unveiled a range of recycled grades of Solef polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin that was designed to provide major sustainability benefits for its customers. The new product range, called Fluorloop, is based on recycled PVDF scrap from the Solef PVDF production process as well as post-molding scrap from Solvay customers.

Fluorloop grades were developed through a global partnership with Paris-based Agiplast, a compounder of engineering plastics and specialist in the collection and reclamation of recycled resins. With the use of PVDF increasing worldwide, Solvay and Agiplast are promoting a complete solution to recycle PVDF scrap which is generated during the production process.

The effort contributes to the preservation of material resources and promotes and enforces practices that ensure plastics do not end up in landfills or in the world’s oceans, according to Solvay. Among Solvay’s primary business priorities is reducing the environmental impact of all of its products. Now end users have a new option to achieve their sustainability goals while maintaining their major quality and performance requirements, the company said.

The new Fluorloop materials help Solvay’s customers manage their Solef PVDF processing waste while also developing applications for reuse of the material. A range of Fluorloop grades are available for extrusion, injection molding, and compression molding.

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