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VESTAMID® Terra

Polyamides 610, 1010, and 1012 - polymers from renewable raw materials

  • Made from plant (bio-sourced)

  • Reduces global warming potential

  • High performing

  • Competitive against existing polyamides

Unlike other bio-based polymers, biopolyamides are high-performance polymers. They are not disposable products, there are no restrictions on their service life, and they do not give rise to any technical weaknesses at all. On the contrary, biopolyamides are long-lived, durable and can be used in demanding applications,

e. g. in the automotive industry. 

VESTAMID® Terra products are typically applied in injection molding, fibers, powder, extrusion, and films. 

VESTAMID® Terra is offered in three versions with different property profiles, which fill the gaps in the previously accessible property spectrum of the polyamides. 

VESTAMID® Terra HS (PA 610)

  • 62% based on bio-renewables 

  • Carbon Footprint: 4.6 kg CO2eq. 

  • Very high mechanical strength

  • Good UV and chemical resistancegood

  • Excellent heat distortion resistanc

  • Low water absorption compared to standard short-chain polyamides

  • Fills a position between mass polyamides such as PA 6 or PA 66 and long-chain niche products

VESTAMID® Terra DS (PA 1010)

  • 100% based on bio-renewables

  • Carbon Footprint: 4.0 kg CO2eq.

  • High mechanical strength

  • Good UV and chemical resistance

  • Low water absorption so that the mechanical properties are scarcely affected by changes in atmospheric humidity

  • For use at high temperatures

  • High translucency; good transparency with thin walls

  • Fills a position similar to that of the long-chain high-performance polyamides PA 12 and PA 1212 

VESTAMID® Terra DD (PA 1012)

  • 45 -100% based on bio-renewables

  • Carbon Footprint: 5,2 kg CO2eq. 

  • High dimensional stability

  • Very low water absorption so that the mechanical properties are scarcely affected by changes in atmospheric humidity

  • High impact resistance especially at low temperatures

  • Heat resistance

  • Excellent chemical resistance

  • For use at high temperatures

  • Transparent; in contrast to other semicrystalline polyamides, it can therefore be processed to films with good transparency

  • Fills a position comparable to PA 12 and PA 1212

Application brochure VESTAMID® Terra

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