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The world’s third most widely used synthetic plastic polymer, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), is used in a large variety of construction materials as well as in many other applications such as bottles, packaging and inflatables. By using Nynas naphthenic oils as an external lubricant additive in PVC, the material’s performance is significantly improved.
PVC has been used in healthcare since the 1960s. With extensive food contact and medical approvals, it is one of only a few materials trusted and approved for use in the storage of live human blood cells. The versatility and durability of PVC makes it ideal for construction applications. High clarity and excellent organoleptic properties (no transfer of taint to food) mean that it is equally suited for use in short-term applications such as specialised packaging.
Global PVC usage:
PVC is often referred to as “vinyl” (as in vinyl records or vinyl flooring). It is a thermoplastic, which means it can be re-melted and is therefore recyclable. Unlike other thermoplastics (such as PE and PP), which are entirely derived from oil, PVC is made from 57% salt, which gives it some unique technical properties.
800 THOUSAND TONNES
Projected annual amount recycled by 2020.
The number of times rigid PVC can be recycled.
300 THOUSAND TONNES
The amount of rigid PVC recycled annually in Europe.
Global demand is expected to rise, fuelled by the construction and infrastructure segments. China is by far the biggest producer and consumer of PVC in the world.
Global PVC demand:
Naphthenic oils are used as an external lubricant additive in manufacturing PVC. Nynas’ NYTEX® grades reduce processing and molecular friction and help with the melt viscosity and compound flow.
By using NYTEX oils, PVC producers get
– Improved processing efficiency
– Lower energy consumption
– Higher dimensional stability
All Nynas grades are REACH registered.
NYTEX® products optimize the formulations, bringing tangible performance improvements with up to:
35% stronger and more resistant compound
36% higher abrasion resistance
Source: The European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers
Today, the decision to adopt Nynas composition from 30 November 2020 became final in Södertörn District Court. This means that Nynas company reorganisation is formally completed and that Nynas creditors will be paid in accordance with the composition agreement.Read more about Nynas reorganisation completed
Nynas formally exits the reorganisationRead more about After decision in the Court of Appeal
The district court's decision of 30 November to confirm the composition in Nynas AB's corporate reorganisation has been appealed by the Swedish Tax Agency on 21 December. Extraordinary reasons have since been applied based on approval of the administrators as of 22 December 2020 and Nynas has today paid in full to the Swedish Tax Agency and thus the Swedish Tax Agency no longer has any claim.Read more about Nynas reorganisation formally expected to be completed in January 2021