Teknor Apex to Discuss Heat-Resistant PLA Compounds at Bioplastek Forum

New technology that yields heat-resistant polylactic (PLA) compounds without the typical tradeoff in impact strength will be the subject of a presentation by Teknor Apex Company at the BioPlastek 2012 Forum, which will take place March 28-30, 2012 in Arlington, VA.

Presenter Edwin Tam, manager of new strategic initiatives for the company’s Bioplastics Division, will report on the properties of a new series of Terraloy™ PLA compounds and their importance for semi-durable and durable applications requiring impact strength and heat stability, as well as for high-end disposable applications such as microwavable containers.

Compounding innovations by Teknor Apex have overcome an inverse relationship between heat distortion temperature (HDT) and Izod impact strength in PLA. As a result, the new series of compounds exhibit levels of both HDT and impact strength that are considerably higher than those available with standard PLA resin.

Mr. Tam’s presentation, “Heat and Chemical Testing of High Heat Resistance PLA Compounds,” is scheduled for the morning of March 29.

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