Developed jointly by the company and the Fraunhofer Institut, the material is suitable for injection moulding and extruding sheet for making thermoformed trays.
Biograde 200C is different from previous biopolymers, the company said, because of its good barrier properties and characteristics similar to polypropylene. Injection moulded products in Biograde 200C behave like those made in standard polystyrene, FkuR claimed.
The new product is made entirely out of naturally occurring biopolymers and biologically decomposable additives. It is offered as a single product alternative to the company’s Bio blend materials, Bio-Flex 219F for thermoforming foil extrusion and Biograde 300A for injection moulding applications.
FkuR said compostability and food contact data is not yet available for Biograde 200C.
FKuR Kunststoff GmbH
Herr Dipl.-Ing. Patrick Zimmermann
Tel. +49 (0) 2154 / 92 51 -26
Fax +49 (0) 2154 / 92 51 -51
K 2004, Düsseldorf, 20.-27.10.2004, Halle 7, Ebene 1, Stand A20
Source: PRW.com Oct. 12, 2004.