WEB EXCLUSIVE: The new Recyclon family of nylon compounds from Teknor Apex Co., Pawtucket, R.I., is offered with varying percentages of recycled polymer to meet individual customer requirements. Potential applications range from automotive components that satisfy mandates for use of recycled material to consumer and industrial items where cost reduction is a key consideration. One recent application for a Recyclon compound is components for lawn furniture.
One of the main sources of raw material for Recyclon compounds is post-consumer carpet based on nylon 6 or 66, through agreements now in-place with carpet reclaim companies. This ensures a stable supply. Prior to compounding, Teknor cleans and conditions the carpet fibers for quality and consistency. The Recyclon family complements the company’s Chemlon virgin-nylon compounds, which includes grades that are widely specified in the automotive industry. “Not every nylon application calls for the full portfolio of elevated properties provided by standard compounds. The Recyclon product range provides a new option for balancing cost and value,” says Teknor’s Scott Fleming, v.p. of the firm’s nylon division.