Arctic Biomaterials receives Innovation Award for degradable glass fibre reinforced PLA
Arctic Biomaterials received The Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018″. The competition focused on new developments in the bio-based economy, which have a market launch in 2018. The winners were elected by the participants of the “11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials” in Cologne, Germany.
Their product was Polylactic Acid (PLA) reinforced with glass fibre that degrade back to harmless minerals in composting environment. ArcBioxTM BGF30-B1 is a Polylactic Acid (PLA) that is reinforced using LFT (long fibre) technology, with a special degradable glass fibres. This innovation makes it possible that bio-based plastics can be used in technically demanding durable applications and still have the option of biodegradation at the end of life. The reinforcement is a glass fibre developed by Arctic Biomaterials Oy (ABM) and can also be used for several other bio-based polymers. This composite material reduces the carbon footprint and use of non-renewable energy of a composite product drastically compared to fossil-based reinforced plastics. This reinforced PLA is compostable and certified by the seedling mark from DIN CERTCO.