Higher-performing bioplastics on parade at NPE

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In Orlando, Plastics Technology has described how new bioplastics on display at the recent NPE plastics conference have improved properties and are increasingly marketed for demanding applications such as automotive and electronics.

Eastman Chemical showcased an engineering plastic, Treva, that has optical performance suitable for electronic displays and structural applications. The cellulose acetate propionate (CAP)-based bioplastic also has significantly higher heat deflection temperature (HDT) than standard CAP, making it more dimensionally stable and creep resistant.

The publication also noted Total Corbion’s Luminy PLA portfolio included a range of crosslinked polylactic acid homopolymer resins targeting applications that require increased durability and heat resistance.