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BiologiQ has invented a process for making homogeneous blends
that combine low crystallinity NuPlastiQ  BioPolymer
with high crystallinity legacy plastics.

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  • In the world of plants, there are similar carbon, hydrogen
    and oxygen-based structures that we all know as
    carbohydrates.These are the basic building blocks of
    all living organisms and are readily available in starch
    obtained from potatoes, cassava, corn and similar plants.

Here's a simplified description of how we do what we do:

 

  • Known as hydrocarbons, fossil fuels can be turned into plastics by polymerizing chains of hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, and other molecules. The bonds between these molecules are very strong, which is what gives plastics their strength, and also provides energy for use as fuel when the bonds are broken during combustion.

  • Using the same elements and molecular properties found in fossil fuels, the EcologiQ Production Process transforms the carbohydrates from plants into a polymer we call NuPlastiQ, that readily combines with, and enhances, hydrocarbon-based polymers. (Diagram below. Click on it to enlarge.)

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  • Our proprietary Eco-Alloy Reaction Extrusion Process then ccombines plant-based NuPlastiQ BioPolymer with everyday plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene, or bioplastics such as PLA or PHA, to produce four polymer families:  BioBlend XP, XD, BC, and MB BioPolymers. Each family has enhanced physical and environmental performance characteristics versus traditional plastics:

  1. For packaging applications, BioBlend XP High Performance BioPolymers are stronger, more durable, and at least as recyclable as the PE, PP, or PS would be by itself. They also reduce material usage, the usage of fossil fuel-based resins, and the greenhouse gas (GHG) generation associated with plastics production. The reductions are on the order of 10-30%.*
     

  2. For compostable packaging and films, BioBlend BC Biodegradable/Compostable Resins have been compounded with other biodegradable resins such as PHA, PBAT or PLA. They result in plastic products that are designed to biodegrade in Industrial Compost conditions and to meet ASTM D6400 and EN-13432 certification standards.
     

  3. For durable goods, BioBlend XD High Durability Resins have been compounded with ABS, PP, TPE, rHDPE**, or other engineering resins. XD plastics maintain or improve the physical properties of these resins and reduce the use of fossil fuel-based plastics.
     

  4. For foodservice packaging, grocery sacks, and other packages used near waterways, BioBlend MB Marine Biodegradable Resins combine NuPlastiQ CG with PBAT, PLA, and PHA to produce resins that will biodegrade in marine environments.
     

*Sources: U.S. EPA, Starch Europe, BioLogiQ in-house production cost data and lifecycle analysis

**Recycled or recovered HDPE, including marine & ocean debris