Up to 99% recycled content
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.
Helping to reduce manufacturing emissions
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.
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Giving new life to your old plastics
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.
Steps to minimize footprint, maximize performance
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.
Light, strong and fire retardant
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.
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Tough, oil resistant and versatile
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.
From scrap plastic to a valuable resource
Senior Chemical Engineer ,
SORPLAS™ Business Office
TV: SORPLAS™ model availability dependent on TV size.