31 Januar 2013

FKuR earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT guarantees innovation, exceptional know-how as well as outstanding product quality

FKuR Plastics Corporation has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for four of its bioplastic products.
The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that a products amount of renewable biobased ingredients either meets or exceeds defined USDA standards. Biobased products are defined and determined by the Secretary of Agriculture as goods composed, in whole or in significant part, of biological products or renewable domestic agricultural materials or forestry materials or an intermediate feedstock.

The following FKuR products earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label:

  • Bio-Flex® F 2110 with 28% biobased content.
    This premium compostable resin has been designed for extrusion of flexible packaging films.
  • Biograde® C 6509 CL with 51% biobased content.
    This high transparent and tough grade is ideally used for injection molding applications.
  • Terralene® LL 1303 with 76% biobased content.
    Based on Green PE (biobased Polyethylene) Terralene® LL 1303 is an appropriate material for extrusion coating and lamination applications (e.g. paper lamination).
  • Terralene® LL 1101 with 91% biobased content.
    Based on Green PE (biobased Polyethylene) Terralene® LL 1101 is a ready-to-use blend for blown film extrusion (e.g. for vertical form fill and seal applications).

All biobased content claims are verified in accordance with the ASTM D6866 standard by independent laboratories and monitored by USDA. By communicating in a transparent and verifiable manner, consumers will have all information necessary and will be empowered to make better informed purchase decisions.

“We are pleased that FKuR Plastics Corporation has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label”, said Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred Program Manager. “Biobased products provide opportunities to help add value to renewable commodities, create jobs in rural communities and generate investment income.”

About FKuR
FKuR is one of the leading producers of Bioplastic-Compounds for flexible packaging solutions and technical products. FKuR’s range of products includes the product lines Bio-Flex®, Biograde®, Fibrolon®, Terralene® as well as the exclusive distribution of ‘Green PE’ in Europe. The close cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT guarantees innovation, exceptional know-how as well as outstanding product quality.

Source: FKuR Plastics Corporation, press release, Jan 2013.

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