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BIOPLASTIC GRADES

As of 2012, PETROQUIM is Chile’s only representative for FKuR® resins, produced by a German company that has developed a wide range of biodegradable plastics, mostly from renewable sources. FKuR® products can be processed in conventional plastic transformation equipment using injection, extrusion, blowing, thermoforming, and other processes. Click here to go to the FKuR website

 

 

BIO/FLEX ®

Bio-Flex® grades are made up of copolyester and PLA. Depending on the grade, they have a high raw material content from renewable sources. They have also been certified for compostability (EN13432, DIN Certco).

 

Their main characteristics are:

 

  • A wide range of applications
  • Grades with good transparency and medium-barrier properties
  • Grades approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in contact with food

BIOGRADE ®

Biograde® grades are made of cellulose and have been developed primarily for injection applications. Like Bio-Flex®, they have a high renewable raw material content and have been certified for compostability.

 

Their main characteristics are:

 

  • Used in injection molding
  •  Properties comparable to polystyrene (rigid and, depending on the grade, transparent)
  • Highly resistant to deformation under heat (up to 115°C)
  • Grades approved for contact with food (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

 

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