Denver, Pennsylvania-based Sylvin Technologies, Inc. has developed a new and innovative series of biobased flexible pvc compounds made with only FDA sanctioned ingredients.
Formulated from renewable feedstock, Sylvin’s new 39 series compounds are formulated with a plant-based plasticizer rather than traditional petroleum-based plasticizers such as phthalates. The 39 series incorporates only ingredients that are sanctioned for use by the FDA and the compounds have the same feel, flexibility and ease of processing as traditional flexible vinyl products. “With today’s increasing regulations, we recognized the need for eco-friendly alternatives that are also compliant with the FDA’s stringent requirements,” said Chris O’Connell, Vice President of Sales. “These products allow FDA applications to offer a lower carbon footprint without compromising performance.”
39 Series compounds are suitable for both injection molding and extrusion processing and are available in 55-95 Shore A hardness. Compounds can be purchased clear or in custom colors and can be tailored to meet the specific performance and regulatory requirements of a wide variety of applications including tubing, toys, food processing belting and medical devices.
The agreement between the two companies will require Georgia-based Danimer Scientific to boost production of its Nodax PHA. Biodegradable film resins will be developed to meet the sustainable flexible packaging requirements of PepsiCo’s global food and beverage business. [more]
Last month, Holland Colours Americas Inc announced the launch of The Natural Collection, a new bio-derived family of colorants for use in cosmetic packaging and other commercial applications. Now, sustainability comes in more colors than green alone! [more]
Repsol has opened a pilot plant at its Puertollano, Spain site for the production of sustainable polycarbonate polyols. [more]
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