Historically, products made from plant-based plastics have fallen short of PET in critical areas such as density, polarity, heat resistance and as a barrier against moisture, oxygen and other gases. Advanced Extrusion engineered additives in its NatureGrade crystallized polylactic acid (CPLA) that addresses many of these critical shortcomings and expanded the temperature range of the product from 250◦F down to -10◦F. This opens the door for use of this product in manufacturing thermoformed, broad-function food containers. All components used to manufacture NatureGrade CPLA are lawful under U.S. Food and Drug Administration 21 CRF 177.1630, along with Europe raw material 1935/2004/EEC and Regulation 10/211.
In concert with the company’s commitment to providing "greener" environmental solutions to the plastics industry, six different colors of NatureGrade CPLA oxygen barrier sheet were submitted to the Biodegradable Products Institute (New York City) for testing and certification related to "component compostability." BPI certifies to ASTM 6400 and includes rigorous testing on plant toxicity and heavy metals. Receiving this certification simplifies and accelerates customers’ ability to get BPI certification on formed products made from NatureGrade CPLA oxygen barrier sheet.
Additional colors can be submitted for certification and made available as required.
Advanced Extrusion is committed to producing products that perform with environmental consciousness. These advancements are on the forefront in making significant contributions that address the reduction of greenhouse gases, landfill shortages and the utilization of sustainable resources to satisfy the nation's need for plastics.
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