Bio filler masterbatch is one of EuP’s improved products. From the trend of limiting the use of non-biodegradable products, bio plastic was created to meet the needs of civilized users as well as to solve pollution problems. As consequences to the appearance of bio plastic, bio filler masterbatch – one of the raw materials for making bio-plastics is also received a lot of attentions.
Bio filler masterbatch overview and the demands on bioplastic
Bio filler masterbatch is an indispensable material involving in the production of plastic products that do not harm the environment. In recent years, when the alert on environmental problems is constantly chattering, solutions to improve the environmental situation have been increasingly developed. To improve this situation, bioplastics are a great solution being used by many countries around the world.
The emergence of bio-plastic and filler masterbatch partly solves the problems of environmental pollution
Before learning about bio filler masterbatch products, we need to learn about bioplastics. In fact, bio-plastic was invented in the early 20th century by the French scientist Maurice Lemoigne. But at that time, when the industrial revolutions broke out, people preferred simple technologies that have high productivity in order to generate large amount of products and brought considerable profits. Bioplastic was not one of them hence it did not receive much attention. Until the 21st century, when plastic products were gradually restricted and crude oil prices fluctuated constantly, bioplastic was used more and more. Why? Because compared to synthetic resin made from crude oil, the plastic made from organic matter such as corn, starch, straw, etc. is very friendly to the environment because of it is easily decomposed and carbon emissions released in the process of manufacturing is also very low.
In the plastic and filler masterbatch industry, bioplastic is a very popular material because it contains polylactide (PLA) in its compositions. This compound is an organic substance that is easily found in vegetables. Therefore, bio plastic is easily degradable in a short time. PLA plastic is composed of polymer chains, so it is quite similar to PET plastic (with petroleum components). PLA resin and bioplastic plastic in general have good toughness, durability and flexible malleability like other virgin and synthetic plastics.
From this biodegradability of bioplastic, manufacturers have developed a new material called bio filler masterbatch. These are not similar to the conventional calcium carbonate filler in the way they have the advanced biological benefits for environmental protection purposes. Bio filler is used in disposable plastic products so that they can biodegrade in a short time after used.
BiOMates belongs to EuP’s filler masterbatch line meeting the current environmental protection trend
As one of the world’s top 5 filler masterbatch manufacturers, Europlas products such as plastic filler, plastic additives, and color masterbatch, etc. have gained trusts and are widely used in more than 70 countries around the world. In particular, in addition to plastic filler based on PE, PP, HD, HIPS plastic, EuP understands the current trend of environmental protection of the vast majority of customers as well as the urgent problems caused by environmental pollution. Thus, we have launched this BiOMates product.
Similar to other filler masterbatch products, BiOMates is a type of filler for plastic in granular shape with a major component of CaCO3 and bio-plastic bio resin. The BiOMates filler is compatible with PLA, PBS, PBAT, and TBS resins at a rate of 10-20%. Thus, plastic products containing Bio filler are capable of decomposing for several months if treated by specialized waste treatment. Without those catalytic treatments, under natural conditions their destructing time is longer, lasting for several years.
BiOMates under brand name Europlas brand has been trusted by numerous customers in many countries around the world and achieves specialized certifications such as OK compost MSDS, FDA or safety for food contacts. Plastic products on the market that use EuP’s bio filler are usually packages such as shopping bags, food bags, etc. or disposable spoons, forks, food trays, etc.
Characteristics of bio filler masterbatch in plastic manufacturing industry
Bio filler masterbatch is a combination of CaCO3, bio plastic substrate and other additives. This product, when mixed with plastic, helps reducing crude oil content, as well as reducing the amount of non-degradable plastic waste in the environment. This is a feasible solution in creating products with natural origin and greatly reducing the production costs compared to products using 100% synthetic resin. This product is also capable of stimulating biological decaying processes from hundreds years dragged down to only a few years in the natural environment. Processing used products that by burning methods will reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 30% compared to the amount of emissions from traditional plastic products.
Bio filler masterbatch can participate in the process of producing plastic objects by various methods such as injection molding, extrusion, blowing film, etc. to create bio-plastic products shaped like customers want.