21. Jan 2021
Bio-Fed, a branch of Akro-Plastic GmbH specialised in innovative and application-oriented biocompounds, produces and markets a portfolio of sustainable products under the trade name M·VERA.
The company is now developing and supplying a wide range of sustainable PLA-based compounds.
The European Green Deal is a concept presented by the European Commission in December 2019 aimed at reducing net greenhouse gas emissions in the EU to zero by 2050. This will result in Europe becoming the first continent to be climate neutral. The first step will be to achieve a reduction of CO2 emissions by 55% in 2030.
With its predominantly fossil-free and sustainable PLA-based products, Bio-Fed can offer an alternative material that is suited for many different applications, including packaging. These M·VERA grades are suitable for injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming processes.
As a 100% biobased and industrially compostable polymer, PLA is versatile. Possible applications include packaging for food and cosmetics as well as consumer items, such as office supplies or household goods. PLA compounds are characterised by variable stiffness and typically low shrinkage. The material properties can be individually adjusted by adding different fillers or reinforcing agents and additives.
“If there is no suitable compound in our portfolio, we have the ability to respond to the wishes and requirements of the customers with our experienced research team and jointly develop tailor-made PLA-based compounds,” said Dr. Stanislaw Haftka, Sales Director at Bio-Fed.
Transparent compounds are also possible, said the manufacturer. Moreover, biodegradability according to “OK compost INDUSTRIAL” is being sought. The compounds can also be colored with the biobased AF-Eco masterbatches from the sister company AF-COLOR. These are developed and manufactured in close cooperation by the two companies.