Innovative and sustainable solutions
With AKROMID® NEXT, we offer innovative and sustainable alternatives to conventional nylons. This new product line has biobased, biomass-balanced or recycled contents. Some products are offered with ISCC PLUS or REDcert² sustainability certification.
AKROMID® NEXT G3 GF 30 1 L CI black (8376) is a glass fibre reinforced PA 6.9/PP blend with biobased content and suitable for weight-reduced, sustainable applications. PA 6.9 is partially biobased (sunflower oil). Moreover, the product is certified according to ISCC PLUS: 33% (= allocation factor*) of the fossil raw materials are replaced by sustainably certified, biomass-balanced PP. Analogous there is a corresponding product with a REDcert² certification: AKROMID® NEXT G3 GF 30 1 L CR black (8314).
The partially biobased AKROMID® NEXT 5.6 3 GF 30 natural (8405) is a more eco-friendly, HMD-free (hexamethylenediamine) alternative to conventional PA 6.6 compounds with comparable properties. PA 5.6. has a lower CO₂ footprint and is partly produced from renewable raw materials (biobased share = 47 %*).
The base polymer of AKROMID® NEXT 5.10 3 GF 30 natural (8406) is 100%* biobased. The properties are similar to the partly biobased PA 6.10.
Innovative and sustainable alternatives
AKROMID® NEXT U ICF are carbon fiber reinforced PA 11 compounds that combine performance with sustainability.
The PA 11 is produced from the oil of castor beans (biobased share > 97%*). The carbon fibers are processed from residues of carbon fiber mats (post industrial recycling share = 100%). In addition, the compounds allow sustainable lightweight construction by combining low density, high stiffness and strength with high ductility. Due to the long carbon chain of the monomer, molded parts made of AKROMID® NEXT U have a low moisture absorption, resulting in a high dimensional stability and a low influence of moisture on the mechanical properties. A strong advantage compared to molded parts made of conventional polyamides, such as PA 6 or PA 6.6.
AKROMID® NEXT U3 ICF 40 1 black (8238) is suitable for demanding applications with a E-modulus of 20 GPa, a strength of 190 MPa and a density of 1.24 g/cm³. With an elongation at break of 3.5%, the material is still very ductile and is therefore also used in areas with high impact strength requirements, such as in the sports and leisure industry.
Due to the melting point of 189°C and the wide processing temperature range, AKROMID® NEXT U ICF compounds are also particularly suitable for the processing with methods of additive manufacturing. Thus, AKROMID® NEXT U3 ICF 10 1 black (8231) can be used for the production of filaments for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). With higher reinforcement contents, AKROMID® NEXT U3 ICF 30 1 (8233) is also suitable for the production of large-volume parts with high throughput above 1 kg/h in additive manufacturing with screw extrusion (Screw Extrusion additive Manufacturing).
¹ The allocation factor indicates the percentage of fossil raw materials that are replaced by sustainable, certified materials (biomass/recyclate) in the value chain. It is based on the mass balance approach and does not indicate how much biomass or recyclate is actually included in the product. It always refers to the organic content (e.g. polymers) of the product.
² The biobased product actually contains biomass. The biobased portion of the material can be quantified by the C14 method (e.g. according to ASTM D6866, EN 16640).
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