PT ZONE: Wood & Natural Fiber Compounds
Biomaterials Replace Most Plastic Parts In Concept Car
The Biofore Concept Car includes parts made of cellulose-reinforced PP and HDPE.Ford & Coca-Cola Get "Plastics From Renewable Sources Award"
The two companies collaborated in the development of the first-ever automotive interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology.Weyerhaeuser & Ford Develop Cellulose-Fiber TP Composites for Automotive
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Forestry products producer Weyerhaeuser in Federal Way, Wash., has introduced a proprietary, patent-pending thermoplastic composite with cellulose-fiber reinforcement derived from wood.MATERIALS: Biocomposite Uses ‘Green’ HDPE
WEB EXCLUSIVE: RheTech, Inc., offers a new grade of RheVision biocomposite using sugar cane-based HDPE supplied by Brazil’s Braskem (U.S. office in Philadelphia, Pa.). The initial product is RheTech’s first “green biocomposite,” in that it uses both bio-fiber and a biobased polymer.Novel Materials Stretch Process Capabilities
The potential for new or unusual materials to broaden the application potential of standard plastics processes was explored in a number of papers at April’s SPE ANTEC conference in Orlando, Fla.View More Content in This Zone | RSS | Atom