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.
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.
- Utilizing agricultural waste of non-edible resources.
- Can be processed with conventional machinery and tooling.
- Can be formulated using recycle PP or PE.
- Can be custom made in various colors and performance to fulfill various applications.
- Cost competitive against other bio-plastics in the market.
- Can be recycled like conventional plastic.
- 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.
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.
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.