Cereplast Inc. has developed three biobased resins for use on blown film extrusion lines to make compostable bags. All three have received DIN CERTCO certifications of compostability for up to 1 mil thickness, according to the El Segundo, Calif., company.
“The market has been demanding improved properties for compostable films, and we are excited to introduce a new range of bioplastic resins that provide superior processability, better tear resistance, and less stretch,” states Cereplast Chairman and CEO Frederic Scheer.
Compostable 3002, 3010 and 3020 are alternatives to polyethylene for carry bag and trash bag uses. They are aimed at a variety of thicknesses, tear resistance and stretch. The materials are based on Ingeo polylactide and other compostable components.
“Consumers will particularly be pleased, as bags that stretch too much are a common complaint amongst shoppers, and our new compostable resins provide a solution,” Scheer adds.
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