There has been a lot of ‘buzz’ lately surrounding biopolymers. This fast-growing segment of the plastics industry continues to make inroads into mainstream products, including packaging.
ENTEK has been at the forefront of biopolymer development since its earliest days, having worked with Plantic and others in the early 2000’s on some of the first commercially successful biodegradable products. We have learned over the years what methods work best for processing these materials in twin-screw extruders.
Dean Elliott, ENTEK’s Technical Processing Manager, recently presented a webinar sponsored by Plastics Technology magazine titled ‘Biopolymer Compounding Done Right.’ This webinar, which drew over 400 registrants, provides ‘how-to’ guidelines with numerous processing tips for compounders who are in, or want to be in, the biopolymer market. The agenda includes:
-Introduction to biopolymer compounding
-Biopolymer compounding challenges and solutions
-Biopolymers and specific mechanical energy
-Extruder metallurgy for biopolymers
The webinar is available on demand on Plastics Technology’s website. Click here to watch.