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.
RPC Bebo, a member of packaging design and engineering RPC Group, has now developed an innovative coffee capsule material that is able to be industrially composted while still delivering long-term protection of the contents and being able to withstand the high pressurised operation of coffee machines. [more]
Worldwide production capacity for bio-based polymers grew by 4% to 6.6 million tonnes from 2015 to 2016, representing a share of some 2% of the global polymer market, and capacity is forecast to expand further to 8.5 million tonnes by 2021. [more]
The ranks of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) continue to expand: at yesterday’s 2017 General Assembly, 16 new Full members and 22 new Associate members were welcomed, signalling strong European cooperation on the bioeconomy. [more]
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