Raising the Performance Bar for Biobased Polymers
Hytrel® RS provides comparable performance to standard grades of Hytrel®, and contains 20% to 60% renewably sourced materials.
DuPontTM Hytrel® RS biobased polymers are engineered to reduce use of fossil fuels without reducing performance.
The Hytrel® portfolio offers unique hybrid thermoplastic elastomers, combining the flexibility of rubber, the strength of rigid plastic and ease of processing. Hytrel® RS provides comparable performance to standard Hytrel® grades, with a more sustainable profile.
Replacing Petrochemicals With Non-Food Bio-Mass
Hytrel® RS contains between 20% and 60% renewably sourced polyether glycol derived from non-food biomass. This polyether glycol replaces petrochemical-based polyether glycol in the soft (amorphous) segments of standard Hytrel®.
For parts that need to bend, flex, twist or turn, Hytrel® RS provides outstanding fatigue resistance, performs in a wide range of temperatures, and resists tearing and abrasion. Similar to standard Hytrel® grades, Hytrel® RS biobased polymers are an excellent choice for demanding applications, from automotive air ducts and air bags to furniture, sporting goods, and filaments.
Examples of innovative plastic design solutions created by DuPont, in collaboration with customers worldwide.
Renewably sourced DuPont biopolymers are used in sustainable plastics that can replace oil-based materials and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.