Avient finds use for cracked windshields in new TPE grades
STUTTGART, Germany—Avient Corp. is introducing two new grades of thermoplastic elastomers at the Battery Show Europe this week—each formulated with recycled polyvinyl butyral (PVB) glass interlayers.
The PVB is being supplied by Denmark-based Shark Solutions, which recycles automotive windshields and architectural glazing by extracting the polymer interlayer from laminated glass panels.
Offering enhanced sustainability, the new materials will form part of Avient's reSound REC TPE range, applications that include automotive exterior and under-the-hood components.
"We are closing the loop by incorporating recycled PVB from vehicle glass into our TPEs, which then go back into other automotive applications," said Matt Mitchell, director of global marketing of specialty engineered materials at Avient.