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EcoPaXX® - PA410

A bio-based, high-performance polyamide (PA410) that offers outstanding performance in the most demanding of environments, including excellent chemical resistance and low moisture absorption, combined with a very high melting point (highest of all bio-plastics) and high crystallization rate.

EcoPaXX® - PA410

The bio-based, high-performance polyamide

EcoPaXX is our bio-based, high-performance polyamide (PA410) that offers outstanding performance across the board. EcoPaXX belongs to the family of long-chain polyamides, which offer exceptional performance in the most demanding of environments. That includes excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, combined with a very high melting point (highest of all bio-plastics) and high crystallization rate (typical for engineering plastics like PA66 and PA46).

It’s certified 100% carbon neutral from cradle to gate as validated by an independent 3rd party. That means the amount of carbon dioxide emitted during the production of EcoPaXX is offset by the amount absorbed in plant growth, and in particular by the riccinus communis – the tropical castor bean plant that makes up some 70% of EcoPaXX.

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Customer cases

Water faucet mixing valves

Our bio-based EcoPaXX® polymer Q-DWX10 is ideal for metal replacement in water faucet mixing valves. In fact, major customers are now using the material for this most critical of applications (which helps control water temperature and pressure).

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Product information

EcoPaXX is 70% made from renewable materials and is 100% carbon neutral. But that’s only half the story. It offers a wide range of properties, is available in various grades and offers some compelling processing benefits.

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  • Properties

    EcoPaXX belongs to the family of long-chain polyamides and offers all their traditional advantages including low moisture absorption and excellent chemical resistance. However, it also offers a high melting point - in fact the highest of all bio-based polyamides (up to 250ºC).

  • Processing

    EcoPaXX can be processed on standard injection-molding and extrusion machines. Its intrinsic fast crystallization helps ensure short injection-molding cycle times.

  • Portfolio

    EcoPaXX is available in a growing portfolio of grades suitable for a wide range of industrial applications and sectors.

Featured customer applications

Abrasive brush monofilament

Consumer goods | Appliances

EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for reliable solutions due to higher temperature resistance and higher abrasion resistance leading to longer life times as compared to PA610; EcoPaXX® PA410 leads to sustainable solutions since it is partly bio-based

Coolant Hose T-Connectors

Automotive | Engine | Cooling / Thermal management

EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for reliable solutions due to its high resistance to coolants even at elevated temperatures and due to its good thermo-mechanical properties (EcoPaXX® withstands high internal pressures at temperatures of up to 135°C outperforming PA66); EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for light weight solutions (30% weight reduction versus PA66); EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for sustainable solutions due to its biobased character

Faucet mixing valve

Building & construction | Water management

EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for reliable solutions due to its superior toughness, its improved bonding strength, its high hydrolytic stability (NSF61 is hot water certified) and its excellent dimensional stability; EcoPaXX® PA410 leads to sustainable solutions since it is partly bio-based

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