GE Plastics: This company has officially added its conductive Noryl GTX* resins to its ecomagination product portfolio. The new materials are optimized for powder coating: they contain conductive fillers that eliminate the need to apply an electrostatic primer, which can emit harmful solvents and related compounds into the air. The company reports that in powder-coating applications, the resins can replace metal substrates, eliminating costly and potentially hazardous chemical pre-treatments and offering increased design freedom. The resin grades also reportedly make it possible to powder-coat metal and plastic on the same production line for economies of scale and uniform aesthetics.

According to the company, certification of Noryl GTX resins as GE ecomagination products followed a rigorous analysis that quantifies environmental and operating benefits to customers and is audited by an independent third party.

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