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New compounds extend applications for bio-based thermoplastics

polymer & packaging news agency - www.ppna.ir

 

 FKuR will be showcasing its expanded portfolio of bio-based thermoplastics for a growing range of applications including packaging, consumer products, sporting goods and technical parts at K 2019.

Current additions to the portfolio include two glass-reinforced grades within the Bio-Flex and Terralene product family, both with high rigidity, and three Terraprene TPE grades, one of which is characterised by its high bio-content, while the other two are oil-free. 

Carmen Michels, Member of the Executive Board of FKuR, said: "At K 2019 we present ourselves as one of the suppliers with the world's broadest portfolios of biodegradable and bio-based plastics, for all processing methods from injection moulding, profile and film extrusion, blow moulding and thermoforming, right through to 3D printing.

“The addition of glass fibre-reinforced bioplastics and oil-free and bio-based TPE grades to our portfolio now opens up additional market segments for these sustainable materials, especially in the broad range of technical applications.”

Visitors to the FKuR booth are promised a wealth of information about biopolymers and their applications, and a 350ml reusable cup filled with freshly brewed coffee, for which dom Polymer-Technik uses plastics from the FKuR portfolio.

The cup and its lid are made from bio-based PE compound Terralene HD 4527, and the cover flap is made fropm bio-based Green HDPE SHA 7260 from ‘I'm green’ PE grades from Braskem. The cuff is made from Terraprene SI 601, a grade of partially bio-based TPE compounds from FKuR.

This practical giveaway demonstrates how disposables can be replaced with reusable products, and how their advantages can be further enhanced by the choice of sustainable materials.

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