Ingeo™ Biopolymer 3001D

Supplier: Natureworks
GENERAL INFORMATION
Product type:
Thermoplastic >> PLA (Polylactide) >> Polylactide (Polylactic Acid) [PLA]
  • Labels & Ratings
  • DIN V 54900-1 (Germany),
  • EN 13432 (EU),
  • ASTM D 6400 (USA),
  • GreenPla (Japan)
  • FDA Approval
  • Yes

Product performance

Polylactic acid. It is a biopolymer, designed for injection molding applications. It is designed for clear applications with heat deflection temperatures lower than 120ºF (49ºC). It is recoverable... 

  • Appearance
  • Opaque / Clear, translucent
  • Physical Form
  • Pellets
  • Material Status
  • Commercial
PROPERTIES
Impact Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact
ASTM D256
Mechanical Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Flexural Modulus (Stiffness)
ASTM D790
Flexural Strength
ASTM D790
Tensile Elongation
ASTM D638
Tensile Strength (Tensile Stress)
ASTM D638
Physical Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR or MFI = Melt Flow Index or MI = Melt Index)
ASTM D1238
Specific Gravity (Density)
ASTM D792
Thermal Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Heat Distortion Temperature
E2092
CONVERSION MODE & PROCESSING GUIDELINES
Conversion Mode
Injection molding - thermoplastics
Injection - Back Pressure
50 - 100 psi
Injection - Compression Section
195 °C
Injection - Drying Temperature
< 50 °C
Injection - Drying Time
3 hr
6 hr
10 hr
12 hr
Injection - Feed Temperature
165 °C
150 °C
Injection - Feed Throat
20 °C
Injection - Metering Section
205 °C
Injection - Mold shrinkage
0.003 - 0.005 in/in
Injection - Mold Temperature
25 °C
Injection - Nozzle Temperature
205 °C
Injection - Processing (Melt) Temp
200 °C
Injection - Screw Speed
100 - 175 rpm
Injection - Suggested Max Moisture
< 0.025 %
The material is stable in the molten state, provided that the drying procedures are followed. Mold flow is highly dependent on melt temperature. It is recommended to balance screw speed, back pressure, and process temperature to control melt temperature. Injection speed should be medium to fast. Polymer is supplied in foil-lined boxes or bags dried to <400 ppm. The resin should not be exposed to atmospheric conditions after drying. Keep the package sealed until ready to use and promptly dry and reseal any unused material. The drying curves for both amorphous and crystalline resins are shown to the right.
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