Sustainable® 1013

Supplier: Trellis Bioplastics
GENERAL INFORMATION
Product type:
Thermoplastic >> PLA (Polylactide) >> Polylactide (Polylactic Acid) [PLA]
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Product performance

Sustainable® 1013 is a bio-based PLA (polylactic acid) blend resin containing biodegradable polymers. Exhibits an excellent balance of low modulus, toughness, and processability. Moreover, it can... 

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PROPERTIES
Impact Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Gardner Impact
ASTM D 5420
Mechanical Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Flexural Modulus
ASTM D 790
Flexural Strength
ASTM D 790
Tensile Elongation
ASTM D 638
Tensile Modulus
ASTM D 638
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
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR or MFI = Melt Flow Index or MI = Melt Index)
ASTM D1238
Specific Gravity (Density)
ASTM D792
CONVERSION MODE & PROCESSING GUIDELINES
Conversion Mode
Injection molding - thermoplastics
Injection - Drying Temperature (Crystallized)
70 - 80 °C
Injection - Drying Temperature (Regrind)
40 - 50 °C
Injection - Drying Time (Crystallized)
2 - 4 hours
Injection - Drying Time (Regrind)
4 hours
Injection - Feed Throat
15 - 25 °C
Injection - Feed Zone
160 - 175 °C
Injection - Front Temperature
175 - 205 °C
Injection - Middle Temperature
175 - 190 °C
Injection - Mold shrinkage
0.0 - 0.004 in/in
Injection - Nozzle Temperature
175 - 205 °C
Injection - Processing (Melt) Temp
175 - 205 °C
Injection - Screw Speed
50 - 100 rpm
1. Standard closed loop desiccant based column driers are recommended.
2. Moisture content of less than 400 ppm is recommended.
3. The dew point of the air at the input of the hopper should be -40°F or lower.
4. Low shear or general purpose screws are recommended.
5. Compression ratios of 2.2-2.8 should work well.
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