Film Compound is suited for compostable bag production.

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Pelletized mineral-containing BioTuf 976 film compound is based on blend of biodegradable resins, including aliphatic/aromatic co-polyester. Designed to be extruded and converted on standard low density PE or grooved-feed HMW-HDPE processing equipment, compound produces films with physical properties similar to linear-low density polyethylene.



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Heritage Plastics, Announces BioTuf 976 Film Compound for Compostable Bag Production



Picayune, MS (May 2009) - Heritage Plastics announces BioTuf 976 for compostable bag production.

BioTuf 976 is a pelletized mineral-containing compound based on a blend of biodegradable resins, including an aliphatic/aromatic co-polyester. It is specifically designed to be extruded and converted on standard low density PE or grooved-feed HMW-HDPE processing equipment. Films produced with BioTuf 976 have physical properties similar to linear-low density polyethylene.

According to Holly Hansen, Vice President Technical Services, "Films up to 3.0 mils thick will completely degrade in commercial and municipal composting environments in accordance with the requirements of ASTM specification D6400. Producers of bags and liners used for diversion of food and organic waste from landfills to commercial composting facilities will appreciate that this product is approved by Biodegradable Products Institute."

About Heritage Plastics

Heritage Plastics produces a unique class of calcium carbonate concentrates designed to improve the performance and productivity of many plastics applications. They have also pioneered technology for compostable plastics bags .Heritage Plastics is known globally for boosting the performance of extrusion, extrusion coating, blow molding, thermoforming processes and injection molding. Our additives increase throughput rates, cycle times, and product properties all while reducing material costs.

June 22-26, 2009
Chicago, IL
Booth # W-107022

Holly Hansen, Vice President Technical Services, will be a featured speaker at the SPI's Business of Plastics Conference during NPE on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 and will present; Using Calcium Carbonate for Film Production to Reduce Costs & Energy to Make a More Environmentally Friendly Bag

Heritage Plastics, Inc.
1002 Hunt Street
Picayune, MS 39466 USA
Toll Free: 1-800-245-4623
Fax: 1-601-798-1946
EMAIL: lbisio@heritage-plastics.com
WEB: www.heritage-plastics.com

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