WEB EXCLUSIVE: The first films made from EcoPaxx nylon 410 from Royal DSM of the Netherlands (U.S. office in Evansville, Ind.) have been introduced by DSM’s German development partner, MF-Folien, a leading expert in nylon film production. Samples of EcoPaxx 410 film are available in 30-, 40-, and 50-micron thickness for potential applications in flexible food packaging, building/construction, medical, aviation, and shipping.
Nylon 410 films have higher moisture barrier than nylon 6 films and a comparable oxygen barrier. When fully wet, the oxygen barrier on nylon 410 is even higher.
Nylon 410 is based in part on castor oil. Three grades of EcoPaxx recently gained the “Certified Biobased Product” label from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA). These labels certify a biobased content of around 70%.