BioLogiQ Product Guide
In today’s world of sustainability and circular economy, all roads lead back to Entec Polymers. Entec is proud to offer NuPlastiQ BioPolymer and BioBlend® Resins from BioLogiQ. NuPlastiQ is based on renewably sourced, plant based carbohydrates. It is then compounded with standard polymers like LLDPE, HDPE, PP, PS and HIPS to create a sustainable masterbatch. This sustainable masterbatch is then blended into your polymer to create film and molded components that can reduce your fossil fuel-based plastic usage, reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to your sustainability goals.
NuPlastiQ, from BioLogiQ, is an amorphous polymer made from 100% USDA certified biobased content. It is derived from plant-based carbohydrates, along with small amounts of naturally sourced glycerin. The NuPlastiQ is then blended with traditional polymers such as LLDPE, HDPE, PP, PS and HIPS as well as other bioplastics like PLA, PHA and PBAT. This results in a new family of products called BioBlend®. These BioBlend® products offer enhanced functional and environmental performance. BioBlend® XD are high performance products used in polyolefin blends, primarily for use in film packaging applications while BioBlend® XP products are used in blends with engineering resins such as PS, PC, ABS and TPEs for producing durable goods. BioBlend ®XD and XP are essentially masterbatch products that are then added to your current polymer at levels from 5% to 40%.
Depending on the loading level of BioBlend®, you may need to make slight adjustments to your processing conditions, otherwise they typically run at your current process settings.
General advantages of NuPlastiQ include:
- They start with 100% natural, renewable resourced, NuPlastiQ GP Biopolymer and reduce the use of fossil fuel-based materials.
- They reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- NuPlastiQ XP resins enhance the strength and maintain the recyclability of polyethylene or polypropylene components.
- NuPlastiQ XD resins are durable and stable.
PROCESSING, HANDLING & USE GUIDELINES
NuPlastiQ BioPolymer and BioBlend® Resin are shipped in sealed moisture proof bags and are ready to use as supplied. If the material is exposed to a humid environment, they will absorb moisture. If needed, BioBlend®pellets can be dried at 140°F (104°F for NuPlastiQ) for 1 to 4 hours to a moisture content of 0.5% or less. BioBlend® can be processed on existing equipment and typically may only require slight adjustments to current processing conditions. Under normal processing conditions BioBlend® may generate a slight odor and/or smoke. BioBlend® are masterbatch concentrates and are typically added to the production resin at levels between 10% and 40% let down.
Common processing methods used to convert BioBlend® includes blown and cast film, blow molding, injection molding, extrusion and thermoforming.
Typical Film Applications for BioBlend® Resins includes:
- Form Fill Seal Films
- Lamination Films
- Stand Up Pouches
- Shrink Film
- Stretch Film
- Trash Liners
- Shopping Bags
Typical Injection & Blow Molded Applications for BioBlend® Resins includes:
- Caps & Closures
- Reusable Cups
- Disposal Cutlery
- Personal Care Bottles
Typical Extruded Applications for BioBlend® Resins includes:
- Sheet & Thin Wall Thermoformed Cups
- Food Trays & Plates