At its stand at the Fakuma trade fair last week in Friedrichshafen, Nurel introduced its new range of renewable and compostable biobased polymers. The Zaragoza, Spain-based company says the new product is “ our response to our customers demand for more sustainable plastic materials.”
The new materials, which are compliant with EN 13432, are based on starch and PLA. They are injection moldable, extrudable and suitable for thermoforming.
Inzea injection molding grades boast a renewable content from 40 to 85% and they easily be processed on conventional equipment. Inzea extrusion grades have a renewable content from 40 to 55%.
According to the company, the material delivers similar mechanical properties to commonInzea plastics. Moreover, the Inzea range is approved for food contact. Injection molding application that are targeted include: disposable catering articles such as trays, bowls, plates, cups and cutlery, or coffee capsules that can be disposed of as organic waste. Other applications include various products used in agriculture, such as clips or seed pots and office products, such as paper clips, pens and pencils, little containers or pins.
Extruded products are, for example, single use bags, agricultural films, packaging, disposable articles, catering disposables or agricultural products.