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ADDITIVES: Modifier Boosts PLA Melt Strength
A new melt-strength enhancer in masterbatch form increases the pull force that can be applied to molten polylactic acid (PLA) by 300% to 500%. This makes possible higher throughputs in PLA extrusion and thermoforming while reducing scrap rates, says...
New Product Announcements Published: 12/28/2011
ADDITIVES: Foaming Agent for Bioresins
Ecocell GT from Polyfil Corp., Rockaway, N.J., is a new grade of the supplier’s Ecocell endothermic chemical foaming agent, in this case tailored for bioresin extrusion applications.
New Product Announcements Published: 10/5/2011
MATERIALS: Clear, Flexible PLA Blend for Blown Film
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A clear, flexible resin that’s biodegradable and has a high content of renewable resources has been introduced for blown film by FKuR of Germany (U.S. office in Cedar Park, Tex.). Its new Bio-Flex F 2201 CL is a blend of PLA bio...
New Product Announcements Published: 10/4/2011
MATERIALS: Clear Biodegradable Cellulosic Plastic
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A clear, high-flow injection molding grade of biodegradable cellulosic resin will debut at next month’s Fakuma show in Germany.
New Product Announcements Published: 9/2/2011
MATERIALS: PLA Properties Get a Boost
Four suppliers are bringing out higher-performance materials partly or wholly based on PLA biopolymer.
New Product Announcements Published: 7/29/2011
MATERIALS: Biobased Thermoplastics Move Up the Property Scale
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Four suppliers are bringing out higher-performance materials partly or wholly based on PLA biopolymer.
New Product Announcements Published: 7/13/2011
MATERIALS: PP Compounds with Bio-Fibers
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.
New Product Announcements Published: 4/8/2011
MATERIALS: More Capacity in Resins & Compounding
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Three expansions in resin production and three in compounding were announced recently.
New Product Announcements Published: 2/25/2011
MATERIALS: New Clear Plastics for Medical Devices
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Three more suppliers at MD&M West brought out clear, hard plastic grades for medical uses.
New Product Announcements Published: 2/25/2011
MATERIALS: Heinz Ketchup Converts to Biobased Bottle
WEB EXCLUSIVE: The sauce is red, but the new bottle is green—that is, based partly on renewable, plant-based feedstocks.
New Product Announcements Published: 2/25/2011

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