Bioplastics specialist FKuR Kunststoff GmbH will be presenting a broad range of biodegradable, biobased and natural fibre reinforced compounds at Ecopack 2012. Besides their well-established product lines Bio-Flex® and Biograde®, FKuR will present their new custom-made green polyethylene compounds with the brand name Terralene® which are based on Braskem’s Green PE.
Furthermore, as Braskem´s European distributor, FKuR will introduce pure Green PE for the first time at a European trade show. In contrast to traditional polyethylene the ethanol used for Green PE is derived from Brazilian sugar cane rather than from crude oil. Through the use of this renewable raw material, each tonne of Green PE is able to capture up to 2.5 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, thus helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Green PE and Terralene® are 100% compatible with conventional polyethylene having identical properties. It is also possible to recycle both materials in the same recycling stream.
“During recent months we have concentrated our development work on new formulations for injection moulding and film applications“, says Patrick Zimmermann, Director Marketing & Sales at FKuR. ”These intelligent and tailor-made compounds, made from renewable resources, enable our customers to explore new applications and markets“, he explained.
FKuR is a leading producer of biopolymer resins/blends for flexible packaging (Bio-Flex®) and rigid applications (Biograde®). The cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, Oberhausen, Germany, guarantees FKuR’s innovation, know-how and quality.