In 100 years from now, there will be hardly any fossil-based plastics, as biopolymer compounds known as bioplastics are taking over the industry as the ‘new plastics’, believes Tecnaro, a bio-pioneer in the field of petrochemical substitutes.

The biopolymer specialist has been conducting extensive research and development work to boost the use of bioplastics. The company has recently purchased a KraussMaffei Berstorff compounding line to expand its biocompounds production capacity even further.

The core of Tecnaro’s new compounding line is a ZE Basic 62 twin-screw extruder rated for a maximum output of 800 kg/h. This line will allow the 30-employee company to double its production capacity.

The possible scale-up of our formulations for the production of larger quantities of specific compounds on the new extruder was of decisive importance to Tecnaro’s product portfolio.

The twin-screw extruders of the ZE Basic series are extremely versatile and suitable for about 80% of all plasticising, filling and reinforcing applications without requiring any major equipment modification.

Since its foundation in 1998, the company has been committed to the production of biocompounds. During the past twenty years, Tecnaro has been strongly committed to the production of bio-compounds – a quite exotic subject at the beginning – and is now reaping the fruits of its intensive efforts.

Today, the biopolymer specialist offers a wide portfolio of over 3500 material formulations and hundreds of series products to its customers around the globe, subdivided into three major material groups, with a wide variety of applications: from household items, packaging, office supplies, film and sheets and other semi-finished products, to technical profiles and highly stressed flour mills. Some of these compounds are ideal for injection moulding processes.

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