Biobased Plastics Application

Biobased Plastics

Biobased plastics are made in whole or in part from renewable sources such as corn, potato skins, sugar cane, PLA, Bio PE, and nylon.

According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, a 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.

Common Biobased Resins include

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

Typical Applications

  • Automotive
  • Household
  • Industrial

Sustainability Targets

  • Renewable feedstock
  • Reduced carbon footprint

Related North American Suppliers

AFC Ecoplastics
BASF Plastic Distributor
BioLogiQ
Braskem Distributor
EARTH RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES
Eastman
RheTech Distributor

Related European Suppliers

Borealis
DSM
Trinseo Distributor
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