In contrast to conventional polymer composites, biocomposites do not require any recycling. They decay over time and integrate back with nature.
They are made of biodegradable polymeric matrixes that are reinforced with plant-based fibres. The latter are lignocellulosic materials such as flax, hemp, corn or potato starch or wood flour. While those biomass sources certainly have good reinforcing properties, the disadvantages have made us develop optimized fibre solutions.
Refined olive stone powders, marketed under the brand name Olea FP (Functional Powders), are short fibers of extraordinary stability. Once tailored to a specific grain size, they will stay in shape so that only minimal particle breakage, i.e. dust formation, or agglomeration will occur.
Whereas fibres in most bio-composites are integrated in the material matrix in a way that they do not degrade over time, certain application require precisely this effect. Numerous objects are designed to last only for a limited time, which has traditionally produced waste.
BioPowder.com additives help you solve the challenges of recycling: our functional powders combine favourable degradation times with a light weight, a variety of texture options and strong reinforcing properties.
Proven applications of Olea FP include:
When opting for a renewable compounding additive, manufacturers often seek to combine the best technical and environmental aspects. With our approach of processing by-products only, we adhere to the highest possible standards of sustainability. In specific terms, this means:
BioPowder.com functional powders are suitable for the production of biocompositeswith diverse methods such as extrusion, compression, injection molding or thermoforming. Moreover, they can be used in polymer formulations for 3D printing.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your composites project. We support material scientists and manufacturers in finding the ideal additives for any application. All our products can be customized in small and industrial batches and delivered to any destination worldwide.
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