Recycled plastic used in electronics is typically only around 30% recycled material. Sony's groundbreaking sulfur-based flame retardant allows use of up to 99% recycled material in our plastics.
Use of SORPLAS™ in the BRAVIA KDL-40EX52H LCD TV helped reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 80% during its production as compared to virgin resin.
[ 1 ] virgin resin [ 2 ] SORPLAS™
By incorporating waste optical discs and leftover film from Sony and other factories as well as post-consumer materials such as plastic water bottles, SORPLAS further supports recycling.
The advantages stemming from the minimal use of flame retardant in SORPLAS aren’t limited to just the groundbreaking levels of recycled material content that can be included. Conventional flame retardants often weaken the original characteristics of the plastics, so reducing these means SORPLAS can be recycled several times with little loss of performance. In addition, as a high-quality plastic, it has the highest level of durability among flame-retardant polycarbonate plastics. What’s more, it maintains a beautiful finish that requires no extra coatings to add color or glossiness.
Taking advantage of the combination of excellent structural strength and flame retardancy that SORPLAS™ offers, various parts have been produced for the BRAVIA A80J/X95J/X90J/X85J/X80J series. From the rear cover to internal components, all demonstrate the SORPLAS™ qualities of strength and sophisticated design.
Handheld cameras and camcorders have to be tough and oil resistant. SORPLAS first met these needs in 2012 and continues to be used in some Sony cameras including the α99 and HX400V.
Senior Chemical Engineer,
SORPLAS Business Office
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