PlaX can solve the major issues surrounding petroleum-based plastics, such as the generation of large amounts of CO2 emissions during incineration, and accumulation in landfills since they do not naturally break down. In addition, issues faced by conventional polylactic acids and other bioplastics, such as heat resistance and transparency, have also been resolved, as well as improvements in processing and formability. Processing can be carried out using the same manufacturing line as that previously used for plastics.
Various performances and functions have been updated, further expanding the application range
Transparency and heat resistance have been significantly improved
PlaX has greater heat resistance at 140℃, compared to that of conventional polylactic acid (approx. 50℃) and at the same time, better transparency was also achieved. While maintaining transparency, PlaX can be used over a wide range of applications, including lids for cups and bottles which require high heat resistance.
Improved heat resistance. Longer durability
Durability of PlaX has been greatly improved compared to polylactic acid. When conventional polylactic acid first hit the market, it was mainly used for disposable applications due to its limited durability. PlaX however has an added durability of 7-10 years. Use in applications which were previously unattainable is now possible.
The molding cycle is the same as general-purpose resins
Significantly improved crystallization speed has made processing PlaX with the same molding cycle as general-purpose resins such as PP and PET possible. Since it can be formed in metal molds at water temperatures adjusted to 100°C or less, selection of a manufacturing site is not difficult.
Before commercialization of a customized PlaX, creating a sample is essential. We pursue the possibilities along with the client, such as the kind of application, what functionalities are needed, etc. Please feel free to contact us.
Manufacturing lines used for conventional plastic molding, such as blow molding, injection molding, and sheet molding, can be used.
Collaboration with brands and manufacturers
Original PlaX resin molding products can be developed by adjusting the modifier components to suit the application requirements such as strength, heat resistance, etc.
Injection molding. PlaX was used at RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2022 in EZO, the first case in Japan to introduce bioplastic cups at a large music festival.
Blow molding. Nanasai Ltd. has adopted PlaX as a material for BIO TORSO, a plant-derived biodegradable body that is born from nature and returns to nature.