17 April 2012

Bio-Based Vinyls May Cost Less

DOW ECOLIBRIUM bio-based plasticizers is 60 per cent from renewable resources

Vinyl compounds that incorporate bio-based plasticizers to make them flexible are equal or better in performance to their traditional counterparts based on petrochemicals, but may be more cost-effective. Custom plastics compounder Teknor Apex introduced the new materials at the NPE2012 show in Orlando, Fla.

The BioVinyl flexible vinyl compounds incorporate DOW ECOLIBRIUM bio-based plasticizers, which are phthalate-free. The vinyl compounds have a smaller carbon footprint than alternative plastics like polyolefins or polyurethanes, and may also be more cost-efficient than plant-based polymers.

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Tags: BioVinyl, DOW ECOLIBRIUM bio-based plasticizers

Source: Design News, 2012-04-17.

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