Aegis® PIR-MBM resin from AdvanSix contains 100% post-industrial recycled (PIR) raw materials while providing the same top performance and processability as Aegis® MBM, its standard, non-recycled counterpart.


Aegis® PIR-MBM resin is a terminated, non-delustered, bright, medium dye, medium viscosity nylon 6 resin for carpet fiber and synthetic turf extrusion applications.

Polymer Name: Polyamide 6 (PA 6)

Labeling Claims: Contains PIR Resin, Recycled, Sustainable

Processing Methods: Extrusion, Fiber Spinning

Density: 1130.0 - 1130.0 kg/m³

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Polymer Name
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Features & Benefits

Materials Features
Benefits of Using PIR-Grade Products from AdvanSix
  • No compromise in performance or processability
  • Greater recycled resin content less virgin resin) in end products
  • Smaller anticipated environmental footprint
  • No costly requalification needed for existing customers
  • No added food contact concerns
  • Cost-effective path to sustainability

Applications & Uses

Plastics & Elastomers Processing Methods
Application

Aegis® PIR-MBM is a terminated, non-delustered, bright medium dye, medium viscosity nylon 6 resin for carpet fiber and synthetic turf extrusion applications.

Processing Guidelines

Material Handling

Aegis® PIR-MBM is supplied in sealed containers and drying prior to processing is not required. However, higher moisture is the primary cause of processing issues. If drying becomes necessary, a dehumidifying or desiccant dryer operating at 80°C (176°F) is recommended. Drying time is dependent on moisture level. More information about safe handling procedures can be obtained by requesting the Safety Data Sheet.

The Best of Both Worlds: Trusted Performance and Sustainability

New PIR-grade products from AdvanSix offer manufacturers an opportunity to get the best of both worlds: trusted performance AND a reduced environmental footprint.

Because these products offer the same excellent physical and mechanical properties as their traditional counterparts, customers can also expect:

  • A seamless path to producing more sustainable downstream products.
  • No costly requalification process.
  • No issues related to collection contamination or food contact.
  • No issues typically associated with post-consumer recycled nylon.

 

Now manufacturers have the means of retaining packaging performance with raw materials that can help improve their reputation for sustainability. See Table 1 for application examples.

Table 1: Opportunities for PIR-Grade Nylon 6 Products

Opportunities Application Examples
Products requiring compliance with FDA regulations
  • Food and medical packaging
Products having rigorous performance requirements
  • Thermoformed/shrink meat packaging
  • Medical device packaging
Packaging that is traditionally difficult to recycle
  • Bag-in-box beverage packaging
Applications that cannot tolerate contamination of color/odor
  • Light-colored carpets
  • Food packaging
Any end-product that customers want to align to their corporate sustainability goals.

Applications requiring:

  • Reduced virgin raw materials
  • Increased recycle content
  • Reduced environmental footprint

Properties

Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
96% SAV2.83--
Density1.13g/cm³ASTM D-1505
Extractable Contentmax. 1.1%SOP-702-307
Melting Point220 (428)ºC (ºF)ASTM D-3418
Moisture Contentmax. 0.15%ASTM D-6869
Viscosity (FAV)61 ± 3-ASTM D-789