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New biocomposite compounds offered

Article-New biocomposite compounds offered

A new range of high-impact biocomposite compounds for injection molding is now available from JER Envirotech International Corp. (Vancouver, BC), a supplier of wood/plastic compounds and compounds reinforced with other natural fibers. Trading under the name EcoG Hi Impact, these compounds are claimed to offer the flexural strength and impact resistance needed for demanding applications.

“The development of our new EcoG Hi Impact Biocomposite product line has allowed JER Envirotech to expand the footprint of wood polymer composites,” according to Edward Trueman, the company’s president and CEO. Composed of up to 98% recycled plastics and cellulose fiber content, the compounds reportedly combine the flexural strength of biocomposites with the high impact strength needed for applications where biocomposite compounds were not traditionally suited. JER says its impact-modified grades have been tested and approved in non-traditional applications such as recreational sports equipment, toddler toys, outdoor hose reels and brush handles. New applications for these materials which are currently undergoing approval testing include molded bee hives, cutting boards and other kitchen products, and work at a southeast U.S. consumer products company to develop an "eco-friendly" line of bowls and containers which has a minimum of 30% recyclate content.

MPW has written on JER Envirotech a number of times including in this article. For more background on the company, simply search our website. [email protected]

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