WEB EXCLUSIVE: RheTech, Inc., Whitmore Lake, Mich., has come out with a new line of “biocomposites” consisting of polypropylene reinforced with waste biomaterials—initially, wood fiber, rice hulls, and flax fiber.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: RheTech, Inc., Whitmore Lake, Mich., has come out with a new line of “biocomposites” consisting of polypropylene reinforced with waste biomaterials—initially, wood fiber, rice hulls, and flax fiber. These RheVision grades are moldable and extrudable with standard equipment and can easily be colored with standard colorants, the company says. They were developed to meet customer demand for more sustainable materials to be used in automotive, consumer, and construction applications. (Shown here is an auto interior handle.) Future RheVision grades will utilize other natural reinforcements and post-consumer recycled material.