Creating BioPolymers for Molding
INNOVATIVE PLASTICS AND MOLDING, INC
Innovative Plastics and Molding, Inc (IPM) is a leading natural fiber wood composite technology development company. IPM leading edge technology includes molded parts made from they're brand FibreTuff, a bio based compounded pellet. IPM will license FibreTuff technology and take responsibility to work with your vendor of choice. IPM will help manufacturers, designers, and end users to make product out of renewable " biomass" waste and plastic. You can count on IPM to help drive your product to market.
These new FibreTuff pellets are of an alloy composition with good strength to weight ratio and superior adhesion for increased loading of cellulosic fibers. And, unlike other biopolymers such as PLA, PHB, additional FibreTuff data shows better heat resistance, which can promote a wider processing range and recycle ability. Molding trials have shown no bio odor, very good color ability and adhesion for coatings, films and TPE...
Purchase any of the FibreTuff pellet products at
FibreTuff pellets can now be purchased through Cellulosic Solutions. Cellulosic Solutions contact information:
Corporate Office 415 569-2111
Steve Prindle 512-966-2137
1mm thick injection molded part containing 50% FibreTuff....The part has a polymer rich skin that promotes resistance to moisture, mildew and fiber exposure to the elements - impressive flexural strength. FibreTuff has improved thermal and adhesion properties. No glues or adhesive needed to bond to veneers, hardboard applications.
Question...What benefits would an automotive manufacture see with using the bio based FibreTuff pellets versus the competition in a molded part, answer; there are six important advantages 1) better heat deflection temperature 2) resistance to mold, fungus growth 3) better stiffness to weight ratio 4) improved toughness with better elongation 5) Class A surface with FibreTuff 5 pellet products 6) Minimal and No odor in certain FibreTuff products.
Question...The heat deflection temperature in the FibreTuff brand pellet is +100 F improvement in some blends, answer; the cellulose flour has a degradable temperature of 451F unlike other natural fiber biomass fillers. But the chemistry in the FibreTuff is also helping promote better heat resistance.
Question...What features does FibreTuff have versus the competition, answer; FibreTuff can increase part toughness and performance, better coefficient of thermal expansion (CLTE) with more adhesion to improve longevity and resistance to mold and fungi ...
Question...Problem with a thin wall injection molded natural fiber polyolefin part cracking in thermal cycling hot and cold temperatures, answer; FibreTuff can help improve thermal stability at an extremely fair price...
Question...Does the recently allowed US Patent 7,994,241 pertain to injection molded parts ...answer: Yes, any molded part produced by a method comprising the steps of extruding into a mold a composition that includes compressed low moisture pellet heating the composition and removing the part from the mold.
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