Plastic company PolyOne has been very busy last month launching new sustainable plastic products at the plastic trade fair ChinaPlas 2010 held last April 19-22. By the way, I have several bio-plastic updates lined up especially covering general overview of the market from several consulting firms. Now if only I have my doppelganger to work on that…
Back to PolyOne, it seems that many bio-based plastic developers and plasticizers are really targeting the Asian plastic market. Recall my previous post about Cereplast and DNP?
At the tradeshow ChinaPlas, PolyOne launched the following:
- OnCap™ BIO Impact T, a transparent impact modifier for polylactic acid (PLA), which is a polyester derived from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugarcane.
- Two new grades of non-halogenated, phthalate-free, flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), OnFlex™ HFFR 310 and OnFlex™ HFFR 320, which reportedly provide an alternative to traditional flexible vinyl jacketing and insulation for power cables, cords and connectors.
- Phthalate-free Versaflex™ HC TPEs for medical tubing
- BPA-free Trilliant™ HC specialty blends made with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester for medical device
- BPA-Free Edgetek™ XT Blends based on Eastman Tritan™ copolyester for plastic housing in hand-held device applications and products.
By the way, PolyOne was also busy at the tradeshow Wire Düsseldorf 2010 launching its ECCOH™ Solar-T low smoke and fume, non-halogenated, flame retardant materials for both internal (insulation) and external (sheathing) layers in solar cable applications.
At NatureWorks’ “Innovation Takes Root 2010″ conference on April 21 in Texas, PolyOne presented its new reSound™ biopolymer compound product line, which reportedly incorporate up to 50% bio-derived content by weight.
[Photo of PolyOne's GLS HFFR TPEs for Wire&Cable]