May 5th 2014
INTERPACK 2014: BIOTEC REACHES HIGH HEAT RESISTANCE THRESHOLD WITH NEW BIOPLAST 900
After BIOPLAST 500, the first resin for film applications reaching 51% of biobased carbon according to ASTM D6866, BIOTEC is achieving new performances with the launch of BIOPLAST 900. BIOPLAST 900 is: 69% biobased, 100% biodegradable, fit for food packaging, GMO-free and suitable for injection moulded and thermoformed products.
BIOPLAST 900 withstands hot filling applications
“Products made of BIOPLAST 900 can, unlike other bioplastics, withstand boiling temperatures without losing their shape, functionality and efficiency. Even at high filling temperature, the taste of liquids/food is not affected.” says Harald Schmidt, Director of Innovation & New Technology of BIOTEC. This makes BIOPLAST 900 perfectly suitable for numerous food applications: coffee capsules, cups for cold as well as for hot drinks.
Heat resistance combined with biodegradability – BIOPLAST 900 shows undisputable environmental advantages, e.g. organic recyclability. For instance, used coffee capsules or other products made of BIOPLAST 900 are perfectly suitable for industrial composting. High definition moulding and short cycle times.
“BIOPLAST 900 processability allows moulding of extremely precise and complicated shapes. This innovative bioplastic resin exhibits moulding properties similar to conventional plastics, such as PP and PS.” adds Harald Schmidt. For example “With a cycle time of 5 seconds for the coffee capsule application, BIOPLAST 900 meets the challenging cycle time of conventional plastics” states Peter Brunk, Managing Director of BIOTEC.