Ingeo™ Biopolymer 7001D

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 thermoplastic resin derived from annually renewable resources. It is recoverable in the form of material recycling, energy recovery, composting, and biodegradable. Can be run... 

  • Appearance
  • transparent
  • Physical Form
  • Pellets
  • Material Status
  • Commercial
PROPERTIES
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
Glass Transition Temperature
ASTM D3418
Peak Crystallization Temperature (DSC) (Crystalline Melt Temperature)
ASTM D3418
Other Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Carbon Dioxide Transmission Rates
Internal
Oxygen Transmission Rates
ASTM D1434
Water Vapor Transmission Rates
ASTM F1249
CONVERSION MODE & PROCESSING GUIDELINES
Conversion Mode
Injection molding - thermoplastics >> Stretch blow molding
Extrusion - Feed Throat
20 °C
Extrusion - Suggested Max Moisture
< 0.010 %
Injection - Air Flow Rate
> 0.5 cfm/lbs
Injection - Back Pressure
100 - 200 psi
Injection - Compression Section
210 °C
Injection - Drying Temperature
65 - 85 °C
Injection - Drying Time
4 - 6 hr
Injection - Feed Section
180 °C
Injection - Metering Section
210 - 220 °C
Injection - Mold shrinkage
0.003 - 0.005 in/in
Injection - Mold Temperature
21 - 38 °C
Injection - Nozzle Temperature
210 - 220 °C
Injection - Perform Temperature
80 - 100 °C
Injection - Processing (Melt) Temp
200 - 220 °C
Injection - Stretch Rod Speed
1.2 - 2.0 m/sec
If transitioning from PET to Ingeo biopolymer, it is advised to first transition from these materials to a low melt index (higher viscosity), PP. Follow this transition to a higher MI (lower viscosity) PP. All PET polymers must be cleaned and expelled from vessels and the extrusion system before Ingeo is introduced. Next, lower temperatures to recommended starting conditions for Ingeo before continuing the startup process. Keep resin package sealed until ready to use and promptly reseal packages of unused material.
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