WEB EXCLUSIVE: A second Australian formulator of starch-based thermoplastics is offering its renewable-content resins through a distributor here.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: A second Australian formulator of starch-based thermoplastics is offering its renewable-content resins through a distributor here. The first was Plantic, which has offered 100% compostable thermoplastic starch (TPS) materials through DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers, Wilmington, Del., for about two years. Earlier this year, Cardia Bioplastics (formerly Biograde Ltd.) began supplying two families of TPS-based compounds through H. Muehlstein & Co., Norwalk, Conn. Cardia also has a business development office in Blaine, Wash.
Cardia Biohybrid resins are 50:50 blends of TPS and polyethylene or other polyolefins for users who want renewable content (based on cornstarch). Grades are available for injection and blow molding, blown film, and foam sheet extrusion. Also offered are masterbatches of 66% TPS with polyolefin.
Cardia Compostable grades are fully biodegradable blends of TPS, biodegradable polyesters, and natural plasticizers. They include injection molding, blown film, and coating/laminating grades.
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