Caps ? one possible application for M?VERA? GP1045. Photo credit: BIO-FED

Bio-based material

BIO-FED's bioplastic grade - suitable for medium stiffness applications, such as closures

Cologne, Germany

As a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH, BIO-FED is the specialist for innovative and application-oriented biocompounds. The product portfolio of biodegradable and/or biobased compounds under the trade name M·VERA® is constantly being expanded with new products. Depending on the requirements profile, these compounds are either biodegradable in various environments or suitable for long-term use – and completely or partially made from renewable raw materials.

BIO-FED supplies a wide range of M∙VERA® compounds for injection moulding. This broadly diversified portfolio contains high shares of renewable content range from 50 to almost 100 %. These materials are PLA-, PBAT- or PHA-based and certified according to standards provided by TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium.

The new M·VERA® GP1045 has been specially designed for injection moulding applications. It consists primarily of renewable resources and is home compostable. It is particularly suitable for applications requiring medium stiffness (tensile modulus 2,000 MPa) and can therefore be used for a wide range of household articles, toys, packaging, coffee capsules, etc. “This compound consists of almost 100 % high-quality, renewable raw materials and is excellently suited for the production of rigid objects,” says Dr Stanislaw Haftka, Sales Director at BIO-FED. A food safety approval for the EU has also been granted. “Our customers are increasingly demanding products that meet all the above-mentioned mechanical properties as well as the raw material origin and a corresponding end-of-life scenario,” Haftka adds. In his opinion, a bioplastic with a comparably comprehensive properties profile is currently difficult to find on the market.

All compounds can be processed easily on common plastics machineries. BIO-FED is happy to support its customers from the first trials on, and also offers its services as a cooperation partner for the development of new products. Moreover, the R&D department of BIO-FED is constantly working on new biocompounds to fulfil further regulatory requirements and customer needs.

All M·VERA® materials can be colored individually – for example with the AF-Eco® biopolymer-based masterbatches which are certified in accordance with EN 13432. The AF-Eco® range consists of color and carbon black masterbatches as well as additive masterbatches.

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