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Bioplastics Blending and Compounding in Practice

On-Demand Course

Recorded on Feb 1, 2024

Get step-by-step methodology to upgrade your bioplastics performance (impact strength, thermal resistance, stiffness…) & successfully adapt to targeted market applications or new regulations.

Luis Roca will help you map the polymers (TPS, PLA, PBS, PCL, PHA/PHB, PBAT, PVOH…) & review additives (impact modifiers, compatibilizers, nucleating agents…) that can be blended with your bioplastics to enhance their mechanical properties.

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Luis Roca Presented By:
Luis Roca
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Technology
Level: Advanced

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Why should you view this course?

Processing of bioplastics, especially biodegradable ones (PHA/PHB, PLA, PVOH, PBS…) to achieve optimum performance (impact strength, thermal resistance, stiffness…) is a challenge. And, with a variety of polymers and additives available in the market, this challenge becomes complex and inevitable.

But, don’t worry, we have got your back! Join this course and learn how to improve the properties of your biopolymers:

1. Select the right polymer (TPS, PLA, PBS, PCL, PHA/PHB, PBAT, PVOH…) to blend with your bioplastics by mapping the various possibilities to achieve best results.

2. Formulate bioplastics with enhanced properties (impact strength, thermal resistance, stiffness, processability, product uniformity...) by determining the right formulation conditions (use of compatibilizers, impact modifiers, nucleating agents…).

3. Follow a structured approach for your compounding process including properly adding & mixing your bioplastics blends to create a new material with different physical properties.

Who should view this course?

R&D professionals & Compounders needing help to improve their bioplastics performance (impact strength, thermal resistance, stiffness…) must opt for this course.

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Course Outline

The following sections will be covered in this session:
  1. Overview of Bioplastic (biodegradable) Blending
    • Introduction to bioplastics
    • Bioplastics- standards & certifications (ASTM, ISO, CEN, JBPA)
    • Polymer selection (PP, PLA/PLB, PHA, PBS, PBAT, PVOH & many more)
    • Properties identification based on polymers
    • Different strategies to enhance compatibility between polymers
    • Formulating bioplastics with enhanced properties (impact strength, thermal resistance)

  2. Understanding Bioplastic Additives
    • Impact modifiers
    • Nucleating agents
    • Cross-linkers (Peroxides...)
    • Plasticizers
    • Chain extenders
    • Compatibilizers

  3. Bioplastic Compounding
    • Micro-rheology
    • Blend morphology
    • Processing conditions (extrusion, compounding…)
    • Reinforcing with fibers

  4. 30 mins Q&A - Interact live/ ask questions directly from the expert!
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Members Reviews

In depth info on compounding conditions, screw profiles for bioplastics

Andrew G. , from Floreon

Good explanation of key factors and resulting impact on properties to consider when blending polymers, and clear experience from the speaker in working with these himself.

Ben , from Stoddart-Stones

We learnt valuable information on polymer compatibility and reactive compatibilization.

Carolyn Kellock , from Plasticolors

I learnt more about some bioplastics I did not know yet + possible additives to help some problems I have in my research.

Elke Demeyer , from Centexbel/VKC

The explanation was so clear that I understood a lot more about the subject!

Geert Sterkendries , from Chemours Belgium

Got tips about how to process these polymers effectively. I have just started to work with bioplastics in my application space, and this was a good overview on this topic.

Kevin Raasch , from Stratasys LLC.

I gained a lot of new information like options of compatibilization.

Mareen M. , from Polymaterials AG

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