A new family of additives to improve the performance of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer packaging, has been expanded to include a FDA-compliant grade for food contact.

A new family of additives to improve the performance of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer packaging, has been expanded to include a FDA-compliant grade for food contact. Biomax Strong additives from DuPont Packaging, Wilmington, Del., are ethylene copolymers that are said to improve the toughness and reduce the brittleness of PLA, particularly in rigid molded and thermoformed parts. At loadings of 1% to 5%, these additives are said to outperform competitive tougheners with minimal effect on transparency and no loss of compostability. New FDA-compliant Biomax Strong 120 is aimed at products such as clamshells for fresh produce. Tel: (800) 438-7225 . www.dupont.com

DuPont Co., Packaging &
Industrial Polymers
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