The resin reportedly has an extremely low chlorine content, with high purity and the same characteristics of conventional resins.
The resin reportedly has an extremely low chlorine content, with high purity and the same characteristics of conventional resins.

Czech resin manufacturer Spolchemie has developed EnviPOXY, a drop-in bioplastic epoxy resin made from waste glycerin from biodiesel production, containing 28% of biocarbon (ASTM D6866) which could replace propylene.

The resin reportedly has an extremely low chlorine content, with high purity and the same characteristics of conventional resins.

According to the company, by using EnviPOXY with conventional or bio-based reinforcement fibers, users can reduce the carbon footprint of products. It is suitable for use in boats, kayaks, boards, skis, snowboards, bikes, golf clubs, hockey sticks, and other sporting goods. 

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