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New product is composed of two biobased polymers in a bicomponent, sheath/core structure.
When the new industry term “bioresins” hit the plastics community in the early 2000s, polylactic acid (PLA ) made its way to the top of the list in a class of new plant-based materials.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Arkema Group’s subsidiary, Altuglas International, King of Prussia, Pa., and NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn., have entered a global marketing collaboration to provide a range of high-performance alloys based on PMMA and PLA.
Higher-performance and easier processing PE film resins for packaging, a one-pass crosslinked PE for photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable, several higher-performing nylons and TPEs, “greener” plastics, and enhanced styrenic and PC resins are among the new materials that made their debut at the big show in Orlando, Fla., last month.
The excitement in the air of the recent Innovation Takes Root conference was a sense of arrival.
Bioplastics take center stage.
Joint venture with BioAmber, called AmberWorks, will produce blends of PLA and succinic-acid based biopolymers,
Do you have a sustainability officer yet? You might need one. It's probably even more likely that your customers have one, and you will have to pay attention to them if you want to continue to supply them with plastic parts or products.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn., the world’s first and largest supplier of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers, has received an investment of $150 million from PTT Chemical Public Co.
A new bioplastics conference emerged this June with the launch of the Bioplastek 2011 Forum on Bioplastics Today and Tomorrow, held in N.Y.C. and organized by Schotland Business Research, Inc., Skillman, N.J.
Four suppliers are bringing out higher-performance materials partly or wholly based on PLA biopolymer.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Four suppliers are bringing out higher-performance materials partly or wholly based on PLA biopolymer.
The K 2010 show will present new plastics materials for a wide range of industries, which makes it hard to generalize, but a few markets stand out prominently: packaging, medical, automotive, and electronic equipment.
The second conference on biopolymers hosted by NatureWorks testified to the burgeoning interest in this new field of plastics.
Two firms have been established to recycle polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer.
If you’re thinking about adding bioplastics to your portfolio of processing capabilities, it’s best to first find out what separates them from traditional synthetic polymers and how their differences will affect you.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn., the biggest producer of PLA biopolymer, has come out with a grade having higher heat resistance than any of its previous products.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Telecom Italia’s new Eco Cordless phone has a shell injection molded from Ingeo PLA biopolymer.
"We tend to jump on things early," says John Kittredge. "F-K has been a pioneer in a number of things. Our earliest example was converting HDPE margarine tubs to ABS. After that we were a leader in thermoforming polypropylene, and then APET." Now it's PLA biopolymer.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: In July, NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn., completed an expansion that doubles its capacity for Ingeo polylactide (PLA) biopolymers at Blair, Neb.