WEB EXCLUSIVE: Telecom Italia’s new Eco Cordless phone has a shell injection molded from Ingeo polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer, made by NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn. Molded by Femto Engineering S.r.l. in Italy, the phone gains the necessary toughness from an impact modifier masterbatch made by Sukano Products Ltd. of Switzerland (U.S. office in Duncan, S.C.).
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