14 März 2016

Compostable Biopolymers made from renewable resources – Biesterfeld to distribute Nurel’s INZEA®

New, bio-based polymers can be processed by injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming

With INZEA®, Nurel has developed a range of fully biodegradeable polymers. The environmentally sustainable biopolymers are extracted from renewable resources. INZEA® can be processed in standard polymer processing machinery by means of injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming.

INZEA® are biobased polymers, up to 85 percent of which are produced from renewable resources like non-genetically modified polylactic acid (PLA) and starch. Thanks to optimal mechanical properties and processing parameters similar to those of polyolefins and styrene plastics, INZEA® is a sustainable replacement for petroleum-based polymers. It is possible to save large amounts of energy due to the low processing temperatures.

The fields of application are diverse. All INZEA® products are suitable food contact materials in line with Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 on plastic. Therefore, the bioploymers are used in packaging products, for instance, in dimensionally stable shells, cups and, larger containers in retail and crockery and cutlery in gastronomy. INZEA® is also appropriate for products like planters and clamps for use in agri- and horticulture. These biodegrade in the ground, enriching the soil with nutrients: With the result that they can remain in the ground after the harvest.

The INZEA® product range complies with USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification, which is based on the ASTM D6866 standard. The OK compost label for INZEA® guarantees compliance with EN 13432, the European standard for compostability in industrial compost plants. The associated ecotoxicity test shows that INZEA® degrades harmlessly in the soil and has no impact on the quality or growth of plants.

Please direct questions related to the purchase and use of INZEA® to Biesterfeld Product Manager Philip Malke at +49 40 32008-283 or p.malke@biesterfeld.com.

 

About Biesterfeld Plastic

Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH is a leading distributor in the European plastics and rubber industry with long-standing sales partnerships in more than 42 countries. Prominent plastic producers such as DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe, BASF Polyurethanes, Solvay, Chevron Phillips, Styrolution, Chi Mei and LG Chem trust in the efficient services offered by Biesterfeld Plastic and have remained partners throughout many years of growth. Biesterfeld Plastic is part of the Biesterfeld Group, in business over 100 years as a trading and service company. The group is one of the leading companies in the distribution of chemicals and polymers with over 50 locations in Europe, North and South America, Asia as well as Africa. The family-owned group of companies aims at steady profitable future growth in its three business areas, namely Biesterfeld Plastic, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Biesterfeld International.

About Nurel

Nurel is a Spanish plastics and synthetic fibres producer, belonging to the SAMCA industrial group. Long years of experience in polymerisation and the development of plastics make Nurel a reliable and innovative partner in the search for appropriate solutions in the plastics industry. Nurel’s product range of technical PA6 Promyde® plastics is now being expanded with the INZEA® biopolymers.

 

Contact

Annika Bach
Tel.: +49 40 32008-743
Fax: +49 40 32008-454
E-Mail: a.bach@biesterfeld.com

Source: Biesterfeld, press release, 2016-03-09.

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