How we're making plastics from plants
We’re part of a movement that’s re-thinking how we design, make, re-use and recycle plastic materials and products. As most conventional plastics are derived from oil, a diminishing resource, we’re offering a more sustainable approach. Dryflex Green TPEs are extremely versatile. With our compounding wizardry we can make them soft and grippy or silky-smooth, we can customise colour, flexibility and hardness.
Why use biobased Plastics?
Plastics are predominantly a by-product of oil, a diminishing resource. We are therefore seeing increasing demands to look at how we can work with biobased, renewable materials and bring new opportunities for sustainability.
Utilising raw materials that are derived from renewable vegetable crops, that are responsibly grown, can contribute to an improved LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), which measures the environmental impact of all stages a product’s life from cradle to grave.
Crops for industrial use can be grown in poor soil which is unsuited to food crops, potentially avoiding food crop displacement.
- Percentage and type of renewable content (to over 90% ASTM D 6866-12)
- Hardness (15 Shore A to 60 Shore D)
- Durable and long-lasting
- Drop-in solution
- No predrying
- Adhesion to polymers, such as PE, PP, ABS, PC/ABS, PET etc
- Filled or unfilled compounds
- Good mechanical behaviour such as flexibility and tensile properties
- Surface finish and haptics
- UV and heat stability
- Recyclable in closed-loop systems
Our Dryflex Green experts
Head of TPE China, HEXPOL TPE
Sales TPE, HEXPOL TPE GmbH
Account Manager, HEXPOL TPE AB
Sales Account Manager, HEXPOL TPE Ltd
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