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Akulon Repurposed

The versatile, high performance polyamide, based on recycled resources

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At DSM, our strategy includes developing innovative solutions and collaborations that contribute to a circular economy and aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals addressing climate change, resource scarcity, waste and pollution. We look beyond society’s current model of take-make-dispose and instead try to mimic nature and the circle of life.

DSM uses discarded fishing nets as the source to produce the recycle-based polyamide Akulon®Repurposed. DSM uses material recovered from discarded fishing nets collected along the coastlines of India, which are treated and upcycled using local labor, before being compounded.

Supporting environment and society

With this new product line DSM contributes to cleaner oceans as instead of disposing discarded fishing nets on the beach or in the sea these are collected for recycling purposes. The product also has an extended positive social impact in terms of job creation and the development of new skills and knowledge of people working in the supply chain (i.e. collecting, sorting, cleaning and processing fishing nets).

Functional attributes

The end product is a glass fibre reinforced recycle-based polyamide with excellent functional properties.

Applications

Akulon® RePurposed is used in high-end applications in the sports and leisure segment such as for example surfboard accessories, but can also be used in a wide variety of other applications including furniture and other industrial applications.

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Akulon® RePurposed RE BK00003

Recycled Content

Akulon® is our family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials, used by customers across the world in applications ranging from automotive, electronics & electrical, to furniture and packaging.

We offer Akulon® grades for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (including barrier film, stock shapes, convoluted tubes, and mono and multi filament).

In molded parts the material offers an excellent balance of easy design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions. Meanwhile for extrusion the strength, resilience and easy processing of Akulon® sets the market standards.

  • Contains recycled content
  • Contains release agent
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Akulon® RePurposed RE15 BK00003

15% Glass Reinforced, Recycled Content

Akulon® is our family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials, used by customers across the world in applications ranging from automotive, electronics & electrical, to furniture and packaging.

We offer Akulon® grades for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (including barrier film, stock shapes, convoluted tubes, and mono and multi filament).

In molded parts the material offers an excellent balance of easy design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions. Meanwhile for extrusion the strength, resilience and easy processing of Akulon® sets the market standards.

  • Contains recycled content
  • Contains release agent
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Akulon® RePurposed RE30 BK00003

30% Glass Reinforced, Recycled Content

Akulon® is our family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials, used by customers across the world in applications ranging from automotive, electronics & electrical, to furniture and packaging.

We offer Akulon® grades for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (including barrier film, stock shapes, convoluted tubes, and mono and multi filament).

In molded parts the material offers an excellent balance of easy design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions. Meanwhile for extrusion the strength, resilience and easy processing of Akulon® sets the market standards.

  • Contains recycled content
  • Contains release agent
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Customer Cases

DSM and Starboard transform discarded fishing nets into high-end surfboard components

Starboard, a world leading watersports company and DSM are collecting and upcycling discarded fishing nets to create a material for consumer goods such as surfboard components. In doing so the collaboration supports litter-free beaches, a healthier marine environment and creates a positive social impact for local communities in India.

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Five reasons to consider recycle-based Akulon RePurposed in your next collection

Akulon® RePurposed is made from abandoned nylon fishing nets that are cut up, cleaned, extruded, inspected for quality, and shipped back to us for compounding. The compounded grades rely on 100% sustainable feedstocks, while delivering material performance nearly on par with our virgin material grades.

Here are five reasons you should consider Akulon RePurposed in your next product design.

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The versatile high performance polyamide

Akulon is our family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials, used by customers across the world in applications ranging from automotive, electronics & electrical, to furniture and packaging. We offer Akulon grades for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (including barrier film, stock shapes, convoluted tubes, and mono and multi filament).

In molded parts the material offers an excellent balance of easy design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions. Meanwhile for extrusion the strength, resilience and easy processing of Akulon sets the market standards.

Read more about Akulon- PA6 & PA66

    


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