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Avient Launches Long Fiber Composites Based on Nylon Reclaimed from End-of-Life Fishing Nets

Working to create a positive environmental impact by reducing ocean-bound plastic waste, Avient announces long fiber-reinforced composites that incorporate post-consumer recycled nylon 6 material reclaimed from end-of-life fishing nets.

CLEVELAND – February 28, 2022 – Avient today announced the commercial availability of Complēt™ R long fiber-reinforced composites, which incorporate post-consumer recycled nylon 6 material reclaimed from end-of-life fishing nets. 

“We’re delighted to be introducing our first recycled-content long fiber composite material in a planned larger portfolio based on recycled resin,” said Eric Wollan, General Manager for Long Fiber Technologies at Avient. “Historically, it has been a challenge to source streams of recycled resins that are compatible with the pultrusion process used to manufacture long fiber composites. But we’re committed to leading the industry by offering sustainable options even in our performance-critical materials like long fiber composites.”

Creating a positive environmental impact by reducing ocean-bound plastic waste, Complēt R nylon 6 long fiber composites can help OEMs to meet their goals for using materials containing recycled content. Potential markets contain those whose products involve structural applications often deployed in demanding environments. Examples include lighter-weight adventure gear for outdoor recreation, next-generation vehicles that go further using fewer energy resources, and recycled-content office furnishings that contribute towards LEED certification for buildings. 

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