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Arnitel Eco

Our Arnitel® Eco material is a bio-based thermoplastic copolyester (TPE) that delivers high performance with the added benefit of a lower environmental impact.

Explore Arnitel Eco

Our Arnitel® Eco material is a bio-based thermoplastic copolyester (TPE) that delivers high performance with the added benefit of a lower environmental impact. The material is 50% made from renewable resources, based on rapeseed oil instead of mineral oil. Yet…it performs outstandingly for demanding applications ranging from oven pan liners to consumer electronics to sports and leisure, automotive and furniture.

Arnitel Eco materials can deliver up to a 40% reduction in carbon footprint compared to traditional co-polyesters.

This is based on a cradle-to-gate Life Cycle Analysis that takes into account the total chain of events from growing the plants until the product leaves DSM’s gate and complements our strategy of helping manufacturers meet the growing demand for more sustainable products.

A high performance material

Just as importantly for manufacturers, Arnitel Eco delivers high performance, through a wide portfolio of grades that thrive in extreme conditions and can extend product lifetimes significantly.

The material has a melting point of up to 200°C, making it ideal for applications with peak temperatures close to the melting point. In fact, the material maintains consistent performance across its entire operating temperature from low to high extremes, outperforming other elastomers. And it doesn’t require vulcanization to optimize its mechanical properties – which further reduces production costs.

 

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Featured applications

Bio-based panliners

Consumer goods | Food Packaging

Arnitel® Eco TPC allows for more sustainable solutions, since it offers 65% CO₂ reduction compared to conventional materails and sincefood does not stick to the panliner made in Arnitel® Eco; Arnitel® Eco TPC allows for more reliable solutions due to its extremely durability and temperature resistance up to 200°C

Cooking Bag

Consumer goods | Food Packaging

Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions due to its extreme elasticity, incredible strength and temperature resistamce up to 200°C; Arnitel® TPC allows for solutions with soft touch and feel; Arnitel® TPC allows for sustainable solutions, since the food does not stick to the package thereby reducing food waste

Snowboard Cover Laminates

Consumer goods | Sports & leisure

Arnitel® TPC EM740 allows for reliable solutions due to its combination of a Shore D hardness of 74, its superior cold temperature impact resistance and fatigue endurance and due to its good UV resistance; Arnitel® TPC EM740 allows for cost effective solutions since it can be bonded well to the board substrate

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The flexible solution

Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) with high temperature resistance, good processability and excellent elastic behavior. Arnitel belongs to the TPE subcategory of thermoplastic copolyesters (TPC):

  • Broad range of hardnesses 
  • High temperature resistance within the TPE family
  • Mainly used to replace rubber in automotive, electronics and other industries.

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