Biobased Plastics Application

Biobased Plastics

Biobased plastics are made in whole or in part from renewable sources such as corn, potato skins, sugarcane, grapeseed, and other wood - or plant-based materials. Nexeo’s portfolio of biobased materials includes certified compostable polymer blends, polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), thermoplastic copolyester (TPC), polyamide (PA6, PA410), and many other compounds.

According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, plastic can only be labeled as biobased if it meets the ASTM D6866 standard, which is the standard test method for determining the biobased content of a solid, liquid, or gaseous sample using radiocarbon analysis. Similar standards are in effect in other regions of the world.

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Common Biobased Resins include

  • Bio-based polyethylene and polypropylene
  • PLA compounds
  • PE compounds
  • PS compounds
  • ABS compounds
  • Cellulosics

Typical Applications

  • Mobility - Automotive
  • Household
  • Industrial
  • Consumer Goods
  • Healthcare (ISCC+)

Sustainability Targets

  • Renewable feedstock
  • Reduced carbon footprint

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