High temperature bioplastics with significant benefits over existing alternatives

26-Feb-10
A new range of high temperature bioplastics that will provide significant benefits over existing alternatives within the market have been introduced by Biome Bioplastics Ltd. With a softening point of greater than 90°C in both dry and wet conditions, BiomeHT 90 exceeds the performance of alternative bioplastic products by 20-30°C; a breakthrough for high temperature applications. It is a new bioplastic in a class of its own and offers, for the first time, the ability for bioplastics to be used in higher temperature applications due to its superior temperature performance and greater rigidity. This breakthrough opens the market to a multitude of new possibilities and applications that have not been able to benefit from the environmental properties of bioplastics in the past. BiomeHT 90 has been tested in injection mouldings and sheet/thermoforming applications with superb results, offering wide and varied opportunities for use in many sectors and products, whilst also retaining the environmental credentials associated with Biome Bioplastics. It is made from predominantly renewable resources and is fully recyclable, providing for lower lifecycle costings and excellent end-of-life credentials. The mechanical properties have also been improved to provide stiffer and stronger mouldings, which are now similar, if not better, than other Biome products. BiomeHT 90 is ideal for use in cutlery and plates for hot food applications, thermoformed cups and lids, hot and warm fill packaging, medical instruments that require sterilisation, cooking accessories, baby bottles, casings for consumer electronics and automotive components, etc.
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