By Cameron Chai
Cereplast, a proprietary bio-based and sustainable bioplastics manufacturer, has reported that the company has introduced thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) starch compounds, Hybrid 111D and Hybrid 112D, for use in injection molding applications.
Hybrid 112D contains 50% of starch and Hybrid 111D has 30% of starch. These materials will cause less impact on the environment, when compared to TPE. They are pliable and soft, provides some elongation for use in soft grip applications like cosmetics packaging, handles for tools and bicycles, household appliances, housewares, automotive and footwear applications.
According to the Chief Executive Officer and President of the company, Mr. Frederic Scheer, Cereplast is excited to add the thermoplastic elastomer starch blend products to the company’s Hybrid Resins family, because the company is continuing the expansion of the bioplastic resins product line in order to offer end-products to the market with a less carbon footprint. The company will be releasing polyethylene hybrids in a few months, for completing its product line establishing its leadership for the commercialization of hybrid resins in the bioplastics industry and for meeting customers’ requirements.
The bioplastic resins from Cereplast have become a substitute for traditional plastics and are used in all key converting processes such as consumer electronics, automotive and packaging. The company’s compostable resins are preferably employed in single-use applications. The endurance and durability of conventional plastic has been combined with high bio-based content, in order to suit industrial applications such as packaging, automotive and consumer electronics.