SABIC Innovative Plastics has launched polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) iQ grades derived from 85% submit-shopper polyethylene terephthalate (PET) by way of a novel technology that upcycles solid waste. Venkatakrish Umamaheswaran, director of marketing, engineering and expertise, automotive, says this is highly regarded as it allows carmakers to reduce their carbon footprint. Rhodia has developed two ranges, based on bio-sourced and recycled materials.

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When all monomers are the same, the polymer is named a homopolymer. When a couple of monomer is used, the polymer is called a copolymer. Plastic milk jugs are an instance of homopolymer HDPE. Milk is satisfactorily packaged in the less expensive homopolymer HDPE. Laundry detergent bottles are an example of copolymer HDPE. The aggressive nature of the detergent makes a copolymer the appropriate selection for greatest service operate. Each monomer yields a plastic resin with specific properties and characteristics.