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FKuR at the K 2010 – Innovations in Bioplastics allow for new applications

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At K 2010 in hall 6, booth B66, bioplastics‘specialist FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, Willich, together with Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen, will present a broad variety of biodegradable and natural fibre reinforced materials with application specific properties which can enable mass-market penetration.

During the last few months we have concentrated a lot of development work on new formulations for injection moulding and film applications“, says Patrick Zimmermann, Sales Director at FKuR. ”These intelligent and tailor made compound solutions enable our customers to access new applications and markets“, explains Mr. Zimmermann.

The results of these combined research activities are principally new special grades which are based on PLA or cellulose. Besides the already well-established applications in the agricultural and hygienic sectors, it is now possible to produce films for deep freeze and various multilayer applications made from Bio-Flex®.

Also at K 2010, innovations in the area of injection mouldable cellulose acetate compounds will be presented. With the Biograde® product line, FKuR sets new standards within the bioplastics range. Due to excellent heat resistance (with values up to 115 °C) it is now possible to realise applications in consumer electronics and household appliances made from bioplastics.

FKuR Kunststoff GmbH produces and markets special customized biopolymers under the brand names Bio-Flex® (polylactic acid/copolyester compounds), Biograde® (cellulose ester compounds) and Fibrolon® (natural fibre reinforced polymers). The close cooperation of the company with the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT ensures outstanding know-how and quality standards.

Source: F-Kur

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