A new grade of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer for injection molding offers higher flow than previous grades for easier injection molding of thin-wall parts. Ingeo 3251D from NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn., has a melt index of 70 to 85 g/cc at 210 C and 30-40 g/10 min at 190 C. Those compare to 10-25 g/cc at 210 C and 10-30 g/cc at 190 C for NatureWorks’ other injection molding grades.Its mechanical properties are virtually identical to the other grades. Ingeo 3251D is transparent and is aimed at consumer electronics, cosmetics packaging, housewares, toys, and custom molding. It can be molded with the same screws and molds used for PS, SAN, and ABS. (877) 423-7659 • www.natureworksllc.com
15305 Minnetonka Blvd Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone (952) 742-0523 Fax (952) 742-0477
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