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EMERGE™ Advanced Resins offer top performance in a well-balanced material. By bringing together the excellent process-ability of polycarbonate (PC) with selected polymers and additives such as ABS, PET, or colorants, EMERGE™ Advanced Resins deliver compounds and blends with special properties needed for a variety of applications.
The materials can be designed for special performance requirements, including:
Made to fit diverse requirements, EMERGE™ Advanced Resins are used in many industries and markets, including consumer electronics, electrical, lighting, medical devices, and home appliances.
EMERGE™ Advanced Resins are specifically designed to help develop solutions that deliver maximum end-use performance over the full range of electronics applications – including TVs, printers, laptops, and handheld devices.
EMERGE™ Advanced Resins comply with international environmental standards, allowing product solutions to be applied worldwide. Some ignition-resistant grades of EMERGE™ Advanced Resins are also halogen-free and comply with global environmental label requirements.
Medical Equipment Housings
Today’s medical equipment housings demand materials that deliver a unique combination of advanced properties, including toughness for enhanced product life, compliance with UL standards for powered devices, excellent visual appearance, and chemical resistance. Medical grades of EMERGE™ Advanced Resins bring together various polymers and additives to meet the most critical needs. Polymers in our 7600 Series and 7700 Series of EMERGE™ Advanced Resins have undergone ISO 10993, Parts 5 and 10 biocompatibility testing (cytotoxicity, delayed contact sensitization, and intracutaneous toxicity).
Post-consumer recycled containing resins supporting the environmentally-friendly trend in plastics
Post-consumer recycled (PCR) containing resins and their positive environmental benefits are an important trend in plastics. Besides regular PC and PC/ABS resins, Trinseo offers PCR containing PC and PC/ABS resins, providing product designers with a more environmentally-friendly choice and higher design flexibility - we call this material our EMERGE™ ECO Advanced Resins series.
PCR containing resins are plastic resins that contain used and recycled plastic waste created by consumers, such as unwanted electronic device casings, toys, enclosures of home appliances, and water bottles. Before the plastic waste is turned into resins for reuse, it is gathered and sent through a proprietary recycling process. When using PCR containing resins for injection molding or extrusion, it is not unusual to see minor black flecks, grey or yellow tinting and gels in the materials. The occasional inconsistent colors and sometimes uneven surfaces are generally a result of the recycled material and when combined with virgin resin can be formulated to effectively meet the performance requirements of an application.
Sustainability is intrinsic to Trinseo and their everyday approach to business, and that is one of the reasons they offer a series of PCR containing resins that allow product designers to create products that are relatively more environmentally friendly. EMERGE™ ECO Advanced Resins suit many applications particularly in the consumer electronics sector. They can customize the PCR level to up to 95% to fit a customer’s requirements.
APPLICABLE TO A WIDE RANGE OF INDUSTRIES AND PRODUCTS
The occasional color variation and uneven surfaces of PCR material are strictly cosmetic and to be expected. Despite the appearance versus virgin resins, Trinseo’s PCR containing PC and PC/ABS products can be formulated to achieve similar color and mechanical properties to virgin resins based on application specifications and can even be produced without bromine and chlorine additives. This enables Trinseo’s PCR containing resins to be used in a wide range of consumer electronics applications such as enclosures of products and accessories, powered parts, packaging and dividers, and even semi-structural parts.
Trinseo’s PCR containing resins comply with the following standards:
WHEN COLOR IS A CONCERN
When plastic waste is added into virgin resins, inconsistency in color and uneven surface are not uncommon. Trinseo is taking PCR containing resins to the next level by being highly selective and specific in the sourcing of our PCR resins. Thus they are able to produce PCR containing resins in white and even transparent color.
For parts or packaging in which color is a concern, Trinseo EMERGE™ PC 4330 ECO Advanced resins are ideal, as they are IEEE 1680:2006 certified with an extremely low black spec level, and meet the stringent requirement of high gloss white color space.