Biofibre® BioSustra

Biofibre® BioSustra - virgin

Biofibre® BioSustra – a compound with a CO2 negative matrix for the products of tomorrow. The name “Sustra” is derived from the English word “Sustainability” and thus symbolizes the sustainability of this product group.

Why and when to use BioSustra?

  • Biobased PP binder (CO2 negative) | natural fiber reinforced
  • High temperature resistance, short cycle times and comparatively low density
  • For complex products with long flow paths at low wall thicknesses
  • Substitute for e.g. PP, HDPE
  • Typical applications: durable applications (e.g. automotive or construction industry), rigid packaging/durable consumer goods

Exemplary overview of characteristic data – adjustments/variations within the product class possible

1 Mechanical properties *1

Material propertyValueUnitTest methodComment
E-Modulus1650MPaDIN EN ISO 527-2Tensile testing (1 mm/min)
Yield Strength23MPaDIN EN ISO 527-2Tensile testing (10 mm/min)
Strain at break6,6%DIN EN ISO 527-2Tensile testing (10 mm/min)
Notched Impact Strength (Charpy)5,5kJ/m2ISO 179-1/1eAfracture

*1 mechanical testing on injection molded and standardized multipurpose test specimens (DIN EN ISO 527, Type 1A) conducted at standardized climate (23 °C, 50 % rel. humidity)

2 Thermal properties

Material propertyValueUnitTest methodComment
Melt Flow Rate (MFR)7g / 10 minDIN EN ISO 1133(190 °C / 2,16 kg)
Melting range160 - 170°CDSC, 10 °C / min
Heat deflection temperature (HDT)96°CDIN EN ISO 75-2B (0,45 MPa)*2

*2 at 68 g minimum load (minimum load according to DIN EN ISO 75-2: 64 g)

3 Other features

Material propertyValueUnitTest methodComment
Colornature / brownish / blackcolorable
Density0,98g / cm3Injection molded part
Bulk density550 - 650kg / m3
Water absorption capacityMax. 2%DIN EN ISO 62Related to dry sample
Primary processing methodInjection molding

Sustainable and biobased!

  • Engineering grade based on polypropylene and wood fibres
  • Suitable for production of complex articles with long flow paths at very low wall thicknesses.
  • Excellent processability, excellent surface finishing, dyeable with standard color masterbatches.
  • Typical markets are within applications were high temperature resistance, very short processing times, and low density is desired
  • Typical markets are within consumer articles, furniture industry, water-contact applications, automotive parts and rigid packaging.
  • Drop-in for e.g. PP, HDPE
  • Example: Flower pot with very thin walls

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