Flexible PE Films
OCEANEX distributes evenly in HDPE and LDPE films and is proving to be a high-performance replacement material. A loading level of 22% can easily be run in 13-15 micron films to give around 20% bio-renewable content (allowing for the PE masterbatch carrier material). In thicker films, a bio-renewable content level of 25% or more is possible.
The supplement is ideal for use in products ranging from lightweight carrier bags and bags-for-life, to dog waste bags, plastic sacks and plastic sheeting. The polymer content of plastic film containing OCEANEX can be recovered and recycled using standard processes.
The only limitation is that OCEANEX cannot be used to make films that need to be transparent as it imparts a natural frosted finish.
Rigid HDPE, PP and PS
For plastic products that are injection moulded or thermo-formed, OCEANEX can replace up to 45% of the synthetic polymer normally required to make the item with bio-renewable material. This can be achieved without impacting on product performance.
Applications include plastic bottles, food trays, disposable cups, cup-lids, bowls and cutlery. We have had considerable success with HDPE bottles and PP caps as well as polystyrene coffee-cup lids. Finished goods are recyclable using standard processes.
As with flexible films, the supplement imparts a frosted finish so it is not suitable for products that need to be transparent.