Telles' New Mirel P5001 Film Grade Resin Achieves Performance for Markets Requiring Anaerobic Digestion; Cortec to Deliver First Mirel P5001 Commercial Film Products
"Our combined effort with the Telles technical team to develop a unique
method of extrusion-blown film products has resulted in a process
Cortec is launching two new products based on Mirel P5001—EcoOcean™ and Eco Works® AD. EcoOcean is for marine biodegradable markets and Eco Works AD is designed to meet the demands of anaerobic digestion systems, offering various disposal options for bioplastic products. Cortec's biodegradable films are available in more than 70 countries worldwide. EcoOcean and Eco Works AD will be available through these sales channels upon launch.
"EcoOcean will revolutionize the use of flexible packaging, especially in coastal areas of the world," said Miksic. "Eco Works AD is the result of more than 13 years of development work and finally achieves the high renewable content that was previously unattainable in a flexible film that has a range of disposal options after use. Mirel P5001 is a remarkable bioplastic material."
Mirel P5001 was tested to ASTM D7081 standard specification for
biodegradation in marine environments by the
Cortec® Corporation is the world leader in innovative corrosion
protection solutions for packaging, metalworking, construction,
electronics, water treatment, oil & gas, and other industries. Cortec
was the first North American extruder of bioplastics to attain BPI
certification for D6400 compostable plastics and to offer a full
commercial line of bioplastic innovations including flexible film
versions of PLA (
About Mirel Bioplastics
Mirel is a family of bioplastic materials that have physical properties comparable to petroleum-based resins, yet are biobased and biodegradable in natural soil and water environments, in home composting systems, and in industrial composting facilities where such facilities are available. The rate and extent of Mirel's biodegradability will depend on the size and shape of the articles made from it. However, like nearly all bioplastics and organic matter, Mirel is not designed to biodegrade in conventional landfills.
Commercial grades of Mirel are available for injection molding, thermoforming, sheet extrusion and film applications. For more information please visit www.mirel.com.
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