Polylactic acid bioplastic

April 30, 2012
The company’s polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastic compound line now includes impact modified grades for select semidurable and durable applications.
The company’s polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastic compound line now includes impact modified grades for select semidurable and durable applications. The compounds deliver enhanced impact strength and higher heat-deflection temperatures than are possible with unmodified PLA resin. The compounds use resin derived from sustainable and renewable resources. The materials come in both injection and extrusion grades, expanding the product line to include impact modified, nucleated, and mineral-reinforced compounds. Varying levels of impact modification are available providing several combinations of stiffness and ductility. PLA compounds achieve notched Izod impact performance as high as 30 times that of neat PLA.

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