What is biobased materials?

Organic material of which carbon is derived from a renewable resource via biological processes. Include all plant and animal mass. It can be partially or fully made from renewable resources.

What is biobased polymers?

Basically, biobased polymers can be categorized into 3 categories:

  • Polymers Directly Extracted from Biomass:
    For example, Thermoplastics starch and TEXa Bio-Plastics from Texchem Polymers.
  • Polymers obtained via Chemical Synthesis using Renewable Biobased Monomers:
    For example, Polylactide, PLA.
  • Polymers Produced Directly by Organisms:
    For example, Polyhydroxybutyrate, PHB.

What are the advantages of TEXa Bio-Plastics?

  1. Utilizing agricultural waste of non-edible resources.
  2. Can be processed with conventional machinery and tooling.
  3. Can be formulated using recycle PP or PE.
  4. Can be custom made in various colors and performance to fulfill various applications.
  5. Cost competitive against other bio-plastics in the market.
  6. Can be recycled like conventional plastic.
  7. TEXa Bio-Plastics is an eco-friendly product. TEXa needs 60% less energy for its production and emits 70% less GHG, green house gasses as compared to petroleum based PP.

What are the typical applications of TEXa Bio-Plastics?

TEXa Bio-Plastics can be divided into two major categories, i.e. food contact and non-food contact grades. TEXa Bio-Plastics are ideal for a wide range of industrial, consumer, household and personal care products as well as potential wood replacement material. TEXa Bio-Plastic food contact grades comply to the US FDA 21CFR 177.1520 and 176.170. Please contact our sales office for further details.

Is pre-drying required for TEXa Bio-Plastics prior to production?

It is highly recommended to dry the TEXa Bio-Plastics for at least 4 hours at 80°C – 90°C or till the moisture content achieves 0.1 – 0.2% prior to injection molding.