Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-0794

Application of Nylon Composite Recycle Technology to Automotive Parts 2003-01-0794

Recently there has been a market trend requiring End of Life Vehicles to be recycled to satisfy current legislation; therefore, we are approaching the recyclability of automotive parts based upon these environmental requirements. At this time, we have demonstrated a new recycle technology for polyamide using one of the largest automotive applications, the radiator end tank which has been previously viewed as degraded material due to hydrolysis and deemed as shredder residue. This technology [1] allows for the recovery of the base resin that is then recycled into a radiator end tank with performance equivalent to one made of virgin resin. The process for this technology includes collection of post consumer radiator end tanks that are then reground, dissolved, filtered for glass fiber removal, precipitated, recovered, and compounded into a usable resin. This technology is referred to as “Nylon Composite Recycle”.


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