Customisation

Customisation

Bioplastic is a popular alternative to traditional plastic. It is sourced from natural, renewable sources like plants and is bio-degradable and compostable. Customisation makes bioplastic a suitable alternative to fossil fuel plastics. Bioplastics are versatile and can be moulded to meet the demands of different applications. The mechanical strength barrier properties and thermal stability define the character of bioplastics, making it a viable alternative to conventional plastics. This character makes it suitable for flexible and rigid packaging. It can be optimised for specific applications for a wide range of industries, and that too without causing any harm to the environment.

Mechanical Properties
PLA and PBAT are thermoplastics and are processed using conventional polymer processing methods. PLA has high strength and is brittle, while PBAT is flexible and tough. Since the two have different properties, complementing them is the natural choice to improve the finished product without compromising its biodegradability. When PBAT is blended with PLA, the melt elasticity and viscosity increase.

Each bioplastic material has unique physical properties such as flexibility, resilience, and stiffness. Not all materials can be used standalone to make finished products, making it essential for blending different biopolymers to arrive at the desired end product. New compounds can be customised through formulation to overcome the limitations of bioplastic compounds in the market. This is called the optimisation of properties. These compounds are designed in a way to include biodegradable polymers, other components and additives, resulting in better performance ranges in environments like mechanical optimisation and thermal range. Adding active components offers a better service life range and functional range.