Strong Bio-composite Granulate
plantCarb Strong Bio-composite Granulate is a special starch granulate containing more than 90% amylose and only up to 10% amylopectin. The extreme level of amylose (normal level about 25%) makes it particularly well suited to production of bio-composite material, as the amylose renders extraordinary strain and stress break capabilities.
plantCarb Strong Bio-composite Granulate products secures a 66% reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emission compared to other biobased bioplastic feedstocks.
plantCarb founders have discovered that certain mixtures of plantCarb Strong Bio-composite Granulate and nanocellulose alongside with a suitable plasticizing principle forms the basis of fully biodegradable composite materials – with quality parameters exceeding a factor 100 compared to native starch.
This invention has been patented, and plantCarb now seek partnerships to exploit this exciting opportunity – contact us here if you would like a sample of plantCarb Strong Bio-composite Granulate
- Seventy to a hundred times the strenght of native starch
- Re-use of plant-based side streams
- Improved GHG profile compared to other sugar-derived polymers (PLA)
- Decomposes quickly in nature
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