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, a thin, fire-resistant frame for the BRAVIA™ XE80 TV 49inch was produced.
(model names may vary according to region)
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
TV: SORPLAS™ model availability dependent on TV size.
Other page for Sony’s technology