WEB EXCLUSIVE: In cooperation with a number of processors and converters, FKuR in Germany (U.S. office, FKuR Plastics Corp., Cedar Park, Tex.) has developed what is said to be the world’s first sustainable deep-freeze packaging made from renewable resources. The basis of this unique film structure is FKuR’s Bio-Flex range of certified compostable bioresin blends. A three-layer system of Bio-Flex A 4100 CL sandwiched between two layers of Bio-Flex F 2110 is said to provide good surface gloss, high strength and chemical resistance, and good barrier properties for a bioplastic composition. Both resins are based on a blend of polylactic acid (PLA) and a biodegradable copolyester. Bio-Flex A 4100 CL is exceptionally stiff and has a feel similar to PP. It is said to be the first clear PLA-based blend suitable for blown film extrusion without any modification. It has high gas barrier. Bio-Flex F 2110 is similar to HDPE in mechanical properties and feel. It has bery good impact resistance at low temperatures.
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FKuR's new Bio-Flex blends used in grocery bags that biodegrade completely in garden compost.