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DSM’s EcoPaXX in aluminum windows

DSM has launched the use of its EcoPaXX® Polyamide 4.10, a polymer with a bio-based content of 70% in insulating profiles of aluminum window frames. Many insulating profiles currently uses PA 6.6, which provide a thermal break that contributes to the mechanical integrity of the windows, and make an important contribution to the energy efficiency of the building. EcoPaXX’s advantages above and beyond those associated with its environmental credentials include high melting point of 250°C, excellent hydrolysis and chemical resistance, and offers significantly lower moisture absorption than PA 6.6.

About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype? Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry. She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.

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