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Rhein Chemie wins Global New Product Innovation Award in the Bioplastic Additives Market

Rhein Chemie wins Global New Product Innovation Award in the Bioplastic Additives Market

Thursday, 13. October 2011 Frost & Sullivan Recognises Rhein Chemie for its Exceptional Product Innovation in Bioplastic Additives Market

Mannhein, Germany – Rhein Chemie was honored with the Global New Product Innovation Award 2011 in the Bioplastic Additives Market for its new product BioAdimide™. This innovative additive product has been specifically formulated for bioplastics and is poised to widen the applications of poly lactic acid (PLA) plastic.

“The inherent deficiencies of bioplastics, such as poor processing characteristics and insufficient physical and mechanical properties, have limited the opportunities for their expansion into advanced application arenas,” notes Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Deepan Kannan. “However, with the incorporation of BioAdimide™ as an additive in the bioplastic formulation, these challenges can be avoided, facilitating their use in high end applications.” PLA is a biopolymer that typically lacks hydrolytic stability and has low melt stability.

“We are very pleased that Frost & Sullivan selected us for this award from many strong competitors. They recognized the innovation of the new BioAdimide™ product line which enables the production of renewable, bio-based polymers for durable applications with a lower environmental impact – that’s a real innovation for the third generation of bioplastics,” emphasized Fei Tan, Head of Global Business Development, Engineering Plastics Division.

The New Product Innovation Award is presented to the company that has excelled in the following areas: innovative element of the product; leveraging leading edge technologies in product; value-added features/benefits; increased customer ROI (small change) and for customer acquisition/penetration potential.

The new product line under the trade name BioAdimide™ of the Rhein Chemie’s Engineering Plastics Division enables the production of renewable, bio-based polymers for durable applications with a lower environmental impact. BioAdimide™ additives are specially suited to improve the hydrolysis resistance of bio-based polyester, specifically polylactide (PLA), and to expand its range of applications.

Mannheim, 13. October 2011
bit (2011-10-811EN)

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