Arctic Biomaterials: Glass reinforced PLA wins "Bio-based Material of the Year 2018” Innovation Award


At the “11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials”, 15-16 May 2018 in Cologne, Germany ( the attendees again voted for the "Bio-based Material of the Year” Innovation Award. And the winnmer is: Artic Biomaterials Oy from Finland

Arctic Biomaterials Oy (Finland) was awarded for their PLA reinforced with glass fibre that erodes back to harmless minerals in a composting environment.


ArcBioxTM BGF30-B1 is a Polylactic Acid (PLA) that is reinforced using LFT (long fibre) technology with glass fibres. This innovation makes it possible that bio-based plastics can be used in technically demanding durable applications and still have the option of compostability at the end of life.

The reinforcement is a glass fibre developed by Arctic Biomaterials Oy (ABM) and can also be used for several other bio-based polymers. This composite material reduces the carbon footprint and use of non-renewable energy of a composite product drastically compared to fossil-based reinforced plastics. This reinforced PLA is compostable and certified by the seedling mark from DIN CERTCO. 

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