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Wide range of biodegradable injection moulding compounds

19/10/2020

CATEGORY: Materiales de envase BRAND: BIO-FED

As a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH, BIO-FED is the specialist for innovative and application-oriented biocompounds. The product portfolio under the trade name M·VERA is constantly being expanded with new products. Depending on the requirements profile, these compounds are either biodegradable in various environments or suitable for long-term use – and completely or partially made from renewable raw materials.


Disposable cutlery – one of many applications for M·VERA grades.

 

The portfolio of injection moulding compounds at BIO-FED is broadly diversified. The shares of renewable content range from 50 to almost 100%. As a result, petroleum-based raw materials are largely dispensed with. Grades with natural fillers are also available. Depending on the product, area of application (disposable items/packaging and also permanent applications such as household articles) or customer requirements, compounds with compostability under industrial conditions, on home compost or in soil can be supplied. Corresponding certificates from TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium are available. “These attributes will play an increasingly important role, not only as a result of the corresponding legislation, but also due to the increasing environmental awareness of consumers,” says Business Development Manager Ulf Malcharczik. “In addition, the market demands processability on standard equipment as well as properties comparable to those of a standard material, a variety of colors and suitability for food contact, all of which our products guarantee.”

 

The new M·VERA GP1037 (with a tensile modulus of approx. 280 MPa and an elongation at break of over 300%) has been specially developed for flexible and ductile injection moulded products. The compound consists of more than 50% renewable raw materials; certification as OK biodegradable SOIL by TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium is in preparation.

For rigid applications, various materials are available depending on the specifications and customer requirements. M·VERA GP1015 and M·VERA GP1018 are certified to OK compost INDUSTRIAL and cover a wide range of mechanical properties.

If biodegradability in soil or home compost is required, M·VERA GP1012 and M·VERA GP1014 are the right choice. In fact, these compounds consist of almost 100% renewable materials. The possible applications range from packaging to disposable cutlery and household items.

 

All compounds in the injection moulding portfolio can be processed without problems on all commonly used machines. BIO-FED is happy to support its customers from the first trials on, and also offers its services as a cooperation partner for the development of new products.

 

BIO-FED produces and markets biodegradable and biobased plastics under the M·VERA brand. As a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH, a specialist for innovative customer-oriented plastic compounds, BIO-FED is part of the international Feddersen Group which has its head office in Hamburg. AKRO-PLASTIC and its branch AF-COLOR develop and produce thermoplastic polymers and technical masterbatches in Niederzissen, Germany. With the establishment of the BIO-FED branch in Cologne, the company expanded its portfolio to include the production of bioplastics.

 

www.bio-fed.com

 

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