- story by MaterialDistrict
EcoPaXX is a bio-based, high-performance polyamide (PA410) that is mainly made from tropical castor beans that don’t compete with the food chain. The material belongs to the family of long-chain polyamides, which offer a good performance in demanding environments. That includes excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, combined with a very high melting point (highest of all bio-plastics) and high crystallisation rate (typical for engineering plastics like PA66 and PA46).
The material is certified 100% carbon neutral from cradle to gate. That means the amount of carbon dioxide emitted during the production of EcoPaXX is offset by the amount absorbed in plant growth, and in particular by the riccinus communis – the tropical castor bean plant that makes up some 70% of EcoPaXX.