PHAs : Polyhydroxy alcanoates

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PHAs are thermoplastic polyesters produced using annually renewable biomass like maize or different sugars obtained from agricultural activities. In time, ongoing developments in industrialisation will allow producing these polymers from waste material or by-products from various industries.

Properties

  • 100% biobased
  • Biodegradable in different environments and industrially compostable
  • Rigid
  • Opaque
  • Food safe

Applications

  • Horticulture / agriculture
  • Rigid packaging: containers, pots, boxes
  • Regular consumption goods
  • Fishkeeping / fish farming

Transformation

  • Primarily injection moulding
  • Thermoforming
GradePropertiesDensityFluidity index (g/10 min) 190°C / 2.16 kg Tensile modulus (MPa)Tensile elongation at break (%)Charpy impact test, without notch (kJ/m²) Thermal resistance (°C) (HDT B)
ISO Test1183113352752717975-2
Injection
PHI 001Additivated1,2515860/4545
PHI 0021,2515-30420045134
Compounding
PHI 003Powder1,2415-30420045134
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