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7/1/2008

Bio-Based, Compostable Sheet Arrives for Packaging

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A previously announced line of formable sheets based on renewably sourced polymers is now commercially available from DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, Wilmington, Del.

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A previously announced line of formable sheets based on renewably sourced polymers is now commercially available from DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, Wilmington, Del. As we reported last November, the sheet is manufactured in Australia by Plantic Technologies from chemically modified, high-amylose cornstarch. DuPont sells the sheet here under the name Biomax TPS (thermoplastic starch). It contains 85% to 90% renewable content for use in thermoformed trays and injection molded containers and parts. The sheet is certified to EN 13432 and ASTM 6400 standards for home, soil, water, and industrial composting. It also has food-contact approval in the U.S. and EU. Biomax TPS is suited to trays for low-moisture foods such as chocolates or cookies. It also boasts grease and oil resistance for packaging fatty foods. Seven sheet thicknesses and four colors are available. Plantic’s newest development is a sheet with higher clarity and impact strength than previous grades. It’s aimed at blister and clamshell packaging for consumer and electronic goods like razor blades, toothbrushes, cosmetics, mobile phones, and computer parts. (800) 438-7225 • www.dupont.com

DuPont Co., Packaging &
Industrial Polymers
Barley Mills Plaza BMP 22-1157 Wilmington, DE 19880-0022
Phone (302) 999-5912 Fax (304) 863-2779 

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