Expanding the Range of Applications, Reducing the Inherent Drawbacks

Today, more and more consumer goods are being made from PLA (polylactic acid). But many manufacturers are realizing that this bioplastic has some inherent challenges. At Danimer Scientific, we’ve developed additives that help converters and brand owners use PLA more effectively.

We formulate several proprietary additives to enhance the mechanical processing and physical properties of PLA-based products. These additives expand the number of applications possible for PLA while maintaining the focus on renewable raw materials that help meet the standards for compostability and food contact.

If your business works with PLA and other biopolymers, we stand ready to help you by formulating additives that meet your specific needs.

Processing Aid

This renewable additive enables improved processing efficiencies such as higher operating speeds, increased throughput and reduced defect rates. It also provides excellent “de-nest” characteristics and reduces the material’s adherence to metal during processing.

Impact Modifier

This additive can significantly enhance the impact resistance of PLA, improving overall toughness while increasing the flexibility of the end products. By adjusting addition rates, the physical properties can vary depending on requirements. This additive can be used with all processes, including thermoforming, blow molding, injection molding and cast or blown film production.

Color Concentrates

Danimer Scientific also offers a wide range of colorants compounded with a PLA base resin. Our materials are fully compatible with the PLA materials while supporting the use of renewable materials.

Chain Extender

This additive is used to help enhance melt strength, mechanical and rheological properties. When used in our reactive extrusion technology, this material enables our customers to achieve the desired performance they need from their biopolymer resin.

We invite you to contact us with your specific application, and we will be glad to show you how we can help.

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Does your company manufacture products or packaging? Please contact Danimer Scientific today to find out more about how our biopolymer resins, R&D services, and toll-manufacturing facilities can fulfill your requirements.

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