GREEN & SUSTAINABLE COMPOSITE
The LATIGEA range contains formulations based on raw materials obtained from sustainable and renewable sources, such as synthesized PLA, starting from corn starch – biodegradable according to ISO 14851 and 14852 at the conditions specified by these international standards. Among the available compounds, LATIGEA B01 L/07, made of PLA and wood fibers, has obtained the “OK Biobased” conformity mark by the international Vinçotte laboratory thanks to its 100% Biobased content – that is totally originated from renewable sources – due to the use of natural fillers such as wood fibers from sustainable forests (FSC certified wood).
The high ecological performance of LATIGEA B01 is strengthened by the compostability of the base resin constituting 90% of the formulation according to EN 13432 for low thickness parts. The excellent ecological profile is just one of the key features that make this material a winning product. Conventional PLA is combined with other resins from sustainable sources, such as semi-crystalline PLA, which can also be used in applications requiring temperatures close to 100°C.
Bio-Polymer (PLA , PHB, …) based compound. wood flour
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||STANDARD||VALUE MEASURE UNITS|
|Density||ISO 1183||1.24 g/c㎥|
|Linear shrinkage at moulding|
|>Lougitudinal (2.0 mm / 60MPa)||>ISO 294-4||>0.15 ÷ 0.55 %|
|Transversal (2.0 mm / 60MPa)||ISO 294-4||0.20 ÷ 0.60 %|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||STANDARD||VALUE MEASURE UNITS|
|CHARPY impact strength|
|Unnotched at + 23℃||ISO 179 – 1eU||15.0 kJ / ㎡|
|Notched, at + 23℃||ISO 179 – 1eA||1.5 kJ / ㎡|
|At yield (5mm / min), 23℃||ISO 527 (1)||2.3%|
|At break (5mm / min), 23℃||ISO 527 (1)||3.5%|
|At yield (5mm / min), 23℃||ISO 527 (1)||60 MPa|
|At break (5mm / min), 23℃||ISO 527 (1)||60 MPa|
|Tensile (speed 1 mm / min), 23℃||ISO 527 (1)||3500 MPa|
Since bioplastics entered technical application and medical device markets, they have lacked the mechanical and/or thermal properties to be fully utilized in either fields. Arctic Biomaterials has now came up with innovative solutions through its ABMcomposite technology, thus closing the property gap between bioplastics and non-biodegradable plastics.
In the Medical field, this will be the first time that bioresorbable materials will be used in load-bearing applications and, in addition to this, manufacturers will be given the design freedom to make competitive implants for titanium or metal alloys. ABMcomposite technology will open also totally new indications and markets for bioresorbable materials.
In the Technical field, ABMcomposite technology will for the first time introduce materials which can truly compete with traditional composites made using conventional processing techniques. This is due to the materials having comparable processability, high heat resistance and excellent mechanical properties.
PLA reinforced with glass fibre that erodes back to harmless minerals in composting environment. ArcBiox™ BGF30-B1 is a Polylactic Acid (PLA) that is reinforced using LFT (long fibre) technology with glass fibres. This innovation makes it possible that bio-based plastics can be used in technically demanding durable applications and still have the option of compostability at the end of life. The reinforcement is a glass fibre developed by Arctic Biomaterials Oy (ABM) and can also be used for several other bio-based polymers.