Cardia Biohybrid™ resins are a blend of renewable thermoplastic materials and traditional polyolefins. Plastics made from Cardia Biohybrid™ resins can contain a high content of sustainable material. This patented technology has allowed a breakthrough in sustainable packaging giving a high renewable content in our packaging and a reduced carbon footprint.
Cardia Bioplastics’ resins are made from materials that are annually renewable as they are cultivated and have a carbon foot print that is up to 70% lower than that of conventional petroleum based polyethylene.
Cardia Biohybrid™ resins allow you to embrace sustainable packaging and enable you to:
- • Increase the renewable content of your products by up to 50%
- • Decrease the amount of petroleum in your products
- • Reduce your carbon footprint
The starch in Cardia Biohybrid™ resins is fully compatible with the polyolefin component. This ensures that Cardia Biohybrid™ materials can be reprocessed on their own (in plant scrap), or with other scrap polyolefins, without measurable effect on the recycle stream.
Plastics containing patented Cardia Biohybrid™ resins can be recycled in the normal plastic waste stream. These uniquely engineered thermoplastic starch resins are similar in nature to filled plastics and can be recycled without concern.
High Performance Range
Biohybrid™ products can be tailored to customers’ performance and sustainability requirements including printable, colourable and be processed efficiently on standard plastics processing equipment.
Cardia Biohybrid™ plastics are food-safe compliant, making them very an easy substitute for conventional plastics.
This high performance range has a wide processing and application capability. Cardia Biohybrid™ resins are colourable and printable, and can be converted on your existing equipment to make these typical applications:
- • Films – Over wrap, shrink wrap, shopping bags, waste bags
- • Injection mouldings – Closures, utensils, pens
- • Blow mouldings – Bottles, containers
- • Extrusions – Thermoformed trays, foam sheet, sheet, profiles
- • Lamination– Pouches, bags
Cardia Biohybrid™ can also tailor compounds to suit specific customer applications.