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Teknor Apex Bioplastics division prominent at NPE2012
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By Karen Laird  SOURCE: Plastics Today

02/10/2012 — The Bioplastics Division of Teknor Apex has announced that new technical information and product innovations from Teknor Apex Company will be displayed at the upcoming NPE2012.

The NPE2012 bioplastics program being planned by Teknor Apex includes:

  • Innovative Terraloy bioplastic compounds. Products to be highlighted are:
  1. injection molding and extrusion grades of high-impact, high-heat PLA compounds that overcome the inverse relationship between heat distortion temperature and Izod impact strength that is typical in standard PLA
  2. compostable blown film compounds, blends of thermoplastic starch and biodegradable copolyester, that degrade more rapidly than the copolyester alone
  3. PLA-based masterbatches that enhance the processing and end-use performance of PLA, increasing impact strength, enhancing melt strength, and serving as a release agent in molding and extrusion.
  • Business of Plastics’ Conference Presentations. For the SPI conference co-located with NPE2012, the Bioplastics Council has organized a bioplastics session with six presentations. Teknor Apex’s Edwin Tam will deliver the opening presentation, Bioplastics 101, and will participate in a panel discussion titled Bioplastics: An Opportunity for Everyone. The session will take place on Tuesday morning, April 3.
  • SPE ANTEC Conference Presentations. As technical program chairman of the Bioplastics Special Interest Group within the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Edwin Tam has organized six bioplastics sessions for ANTEC 2012, which will be co-located with NPE2012. One of the presentations will be Thermoplastic Starch and Polyethylene Blend for Blow Molded Bottles, to be delivered by Greg Anderson, technical manager for Teknor Apex’s Bioplastics Division. His presentation will take place on Tuesday morning, April 3.

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