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Corn is one of many sustainable products that can be used to produce plastic resins

RTP Company has introduced a comprehensive line of bioplastic specialty compounds that utilize resins derived from rapidly renewable resources. Initial bioplastic compounds based on polyamide, polyester, and polylactic acid (PLA) are available in over a dozen grades formulated to provide an array of value-added properties.

“Bioplastic compounds, utilizing components derived from rapidly renewable resources instead of petroleum, lessen dependence on non-renewable resources. They also have a lower carbon footprint, their manufacture emits less carbon dioxide and requires less energy, making them more environmentally-favorable than traditional plastics,” said Andy Lamberson, Corporate Development Manager at RTP Company.

RTP Company’s bioplastic compounds contain 20 to 80% bio-content by weight and were developed to meet marketplace requests for alternative “green” materials. Prospective applications include automotive interior and industrial components, semi-durable consumer goods, and housings and enclosures for electronics or business equipment.

Bioplastic polyamide and polyester-based compounds are available with glass fiber reinforcementhalogen-free flame retardant, and PTFE lubrication. Polylactic acid (PLA) grades are combined with PC, PMMA, or ABS to increase mechanical performance and offer antistatic, halogen-free flame retardant, and structural properties.