PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

PT Article First Renewable Capa Lactide for New Bioplastic Compounds
Perstorp's new biopolymer enhancer allows for the formulation of thermoplastics compounds with high renewable content and high mechanical properties. More (+)
PT Article Polyester Alloy Resists Harsh Hospital Cleaners
It can be molded in existing PC/ABS tools but resists stress-cracking. More (+)

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Betting on Biopolymers

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Up to 60 million lb capacity now available.

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Biopolymers & Renewable Materials


These are a class of materials that are generated from renewable natural sources, are often biodegradable, sometimes compostable and not toxic to produce. They can be produced by biological systems such as plants, or chemically synthesized from sugars or starch.

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