Arboblend

Arboblend is a bioplastics brand of Tecnaro

ARBOBLEND® combines a great number of material types and a wide range of property profiles. The materials on offer are up to 100% bio-based. Depending on the formula, ARBOBLEND® materials contain biopolymers such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), polycaprolactone (PCL), polyester (e.g. bio-PET), starch, polylactic acid (PLA), bio-polyolefins (bio-PE), bio-polyamides (bio-PA), lignin, natural resins, natural waxes, natural oils, natural fatty acids, cellulose, organic additives and natural reinforcing fibres.

ARBOBLEND® materials are designed to be biodegradable or resistant depending on the intended application. Biodegradability is a property that offers an additional benefit in applications such as urns, plant aids, mulch films and many other uses.

Property Options

  • Made from up to 100% renewable raw materials
  • Biodegradable or resistant to micro-organisms
  • Degradable in anaerobic conditions and in water
  • Rigidity and viscosity adjustable within a large ranger
  • Moderate to very high impact strength
  • Moderate to high thermal resistance
  • Food-compatible types
  • Good printability and bondability
  • Good colourability using standard masterbatches
  • Scratch resistance
  • Flame-retardant as well as transparent or translucent types

Applications

  • Packaging
  • Office supplies
  • Household items
  • Films
  • Flexible cards
  • Toys
  • Sport equipment
  • Plant pots
  • Laboratory supplies
  • Semi-finished products / profiles
  • Filaments

Processing

  • Injection moulding
  • Film extrusion
  • Profile and sheet extrusion
  • Thermoforming
  • Melt spinning
  • Blow moulding
  • 3D printing (FDM)