Avient to attend JEC World 2022 event on May 3-5, will show new formulation of Polystrand continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites made from more than 95% PCR PET resin

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PARIS , April 26, 2022 (press release) –

Avient Corporation, a premier provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions and services, will highlight its breadth of composite solutions, including two new materials formulated with recycled content at JEC World 2022.

Debuting at JEC World is a new formulation of Polystrand™ continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites made from greater than 95% post-consumer recycled PET (rPET) resin. Available in unidirectional tapes and multi-axial laminates, this extends the Polystrand portfolio into recycled content solutions. Applications ranging from trucking and trailers to pipeline reinforcement benefit from the light weight, high strength and impact resistance of continuous glass fiber reinforced rPET. Performance is on par with standard PET formulations using virgin resin. 

Avient will also feature Complēt™ R long-fiber-reinforced composites for injection molding that incorporate from 50% to 100% post-consumer recycled nylon 6 reclaimed from end-of-life fishing nets. Levels of post-consumer resin content vary within the offerings, allowing end products to meet different performance and sustainability requirements. Potential markets include lighter-weight adventure gear for outdoor recreation, next-generation vehicles that go further using fewer energy resources, and recycled-content office furnishings that contribute to LEED certification for buildings. This is the first offering in a planned larger long-fiber composite portfolio based on recycled resin.
 
“We’re committed to helping our customers meet their sustainability goals in a variety of ways with our composites portfolio,” said Chris Pederson, president, Specialty Engineered Materials at Avient. “Composites are inherently lightweight alternatives to metal and other materials, enabling sustainability initiatives such as material reduction and fuel economy improvements in many end products. Now, with our recycled-content offerings, we can further support a circular economy and help our customers lessen their environmental footprint.”

In addition, Avient will also highlight composite materials and engineered-fiber solutions that offer high strength, weight reduction, and corrosion resistance for products across a broad range of industries and markets:

Thermoplastic Composites:

  • Polystrand™ continuous-fiber-reinforced unidirectional tapes and multi-axial laminates
  • Hammerhead™ marine composite panels
  • Polystrand™ structural sandwich panels
  • Complēt™ long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite formulations

Thermoset Composites:

  • Gordon Composites™ continuous-glass and carbon-fiber barstock, laminates and composite springs, including springs for high-temperature industrial applications
  • Gordon Glass™ archery bow limbs
  • Glasforms™ pultruded rods, tubes and custom profiles

Engineered Fiber Solutions:

  • Fiber-Line™ engineered high-performance fibers, including coated, twisted, and custom wound aramid, glass, carbon, HMPE, and LCP fibers
  • Fiber-Line™ pultruded rods and custom extrusion-coated rods and fibers

Avient is exhibiting in Hall 6, Booth R32 at JEC World from May 3-5, 2022.  

About Avient
Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), with 2021 revenues of $4.8 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy
Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint
Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility
Avient employs approximately 8,700 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work®.  For more information, visit www.avient.com.

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