Royal DSM reports that its Akulon Polyamide (PA) 6 range produced in Europe will now have a reduced carbon footprint from the beginning of 2021.

Akulon Polyamide 6 is a thermoplastic material with high heat resistance suitable for applications including automotive, electrical equipment, electronic devices, and packaging.

‘By introducing PA6 alternatives with lower carbon footprints to our existing portfolio, we enable our customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of their own products,’ said Joost d’Hooghe, VP at DSM Engineering Materials.

‘As a next step, we will further reduce our footprint with a mass-balance approach of bio-based feedstock,’ added Shruti Singhal, president of Engineering Materials.

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