Capran® PIR-1200RT film from AdvanSix contains 100% post-industrial recycled (PIR) raw materials while providing the same top performance and processability as Capran® 1200RT, its standard, non-recycled counterpart.
Capran® 1200RT resin is a 0.47 mil (12 micron) biaxially oriented nylon 6 film for retort applications and packaging applications that require optimum protection and performance. Its features include a high gas barrier, excellent toughness and puncture resistance, and exceptional flex crack resistance and optics.
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Capran® PIR-1200RT Features & Benefits
Capran® PIR 1200RT is a 0.47 mil (12 micron) biaxially oriented nylon 6 film. It features a superior balance of properties, including high gas barrier, excellent toughness and puncture resistance, optical clarity, and exceptional flex crack resistance. Capran® PIR 1200RT is particularly recommended for retort applications and is well-suited for packaging applications requiring optimum protection and performance
- 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
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
|Products requiring compliance with FDA regulations||
|Products having rigorous performance requirements||
|Packaging that is traditionally difficult to recycle||
|Applications that cannot tolerate contamination of color/odor||
|Any end-product that customers want to align to their corporate sustainability goals.||
|Value||Units||Test Method / Conditions|
|Average Thickness (Target, 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||12||microns||AdvanSix Method|
|Average Thickness (Tolerance, 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||(±) 5||%||AdvanSix Method|
|Basis Weight (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||13.79||g/sq.m||AdvanSix Method|
|Coefficient of Friction - Kinetic (Film to Film, 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||0.5 - 0.9||-||ASTM D-1894|
|Coefficient of Friction - Kinetic (Film to Metal, 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||0.2 - 0.3||-||ASTM D-1894|
|Dimensional Stability - MD (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||max. 3.0||%||Hot air at 320ºF (160ºC), 5 mins|
|Dimensional Stability - TD (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||max. 2.5||%||Hot air at 320ºF (160ºC), 5 mins|
|Elongation at Break - MD (73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||80 - 110||%||ASTM D-882|
|Elongation at Break - TD (73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||80 - 110||%||ASTM D-882|
|Haze (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||max. 4.0||%||ASTM D-1003|
|Modulus Secant MD (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||1,724 - 2,413||MPa||ASTM D-882|
|Modulus Secant TD (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||1,724 - 2,413||MPa||ASTM D-882|
|Oxygen Transmission Rate (at 77ºF (25ºC), 0% RH)||54 - 70||cc/m²/day||ASTM D-3985|
|Surface Tension Treated Side (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||min. 56||dynes/cm||ASTM D-2578|
|Surface Tension Untreated Side (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||48 - 54||dynes/cm||ASTM D-2578|
|Tensile Strength at Break - MD (73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||220 - 310||MPa||ASTM D-882|
|Tensile Strength at Break - TD (73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||220 - 310||MPa||ASTM D-882|
|Water Vapor Transmission Rate (at 100ºF (37.7ºC), 100% RH)||357 - 403||gm/m²/day||ASTM F-1249|
|Yield (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)||72.52||sq.m/kg||AdvanSix Method|