The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Biobased Content

Biobased content of plastics is defined in this table as the % of renewable carbon (i.e. of vegetal origin) over the total carbon content of the material considered. ASTM D6866 is the most widely used test method to assess the pMC (percentage of Modern Carbon which means of vegetal origin) vs the fossil carbon content. It uses radiocarbon (C14) content detection techniques. There are no ISO equivalent for the moment.

Name of the polymer Explicit name of the polymer Min Value(%) Max Value(%)
Bio PEBA(28-32%renewable carbon) Bio Polyether block amide(28-32%renewable carbon) 28.000 32.000
Bio PEBA(44-48% renewable carbon) Bio Polyether block amide(44-48% renewable carbon) 44.000 48.000
Bio PEBA(62-66% renewable carbon) Bio Polyether block amide(62-66% renewable carbon) 62.000 66.000
Bio PEBA(77-81% renewable carbon) Bio Polyether block amide(77-81% renewable carbon) 77.000 81.000
Bio PEBA(87-91% renewable carbon) Bio polyether block amide(87-91% renewable carbon) 87.000 91.000
Bio PEBA(93-97% renewable carbon) Bio Polyether block amide(93-97% renewable carbon) 93.000 97.000
CA - Cellulose Acetate Cellulose Acetate 100.000 100.000
CAB - Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Cellulose Acetate Butyrate 100.000 100.000
CP - Cellulose Proprionate Cellulose Proprionate 100.000 100.000
PA 11 30% Glass fiber reinforced Polyamide 11 30% Glass fiber reinforced 100.000 100.000
PA 11 conductive Polyamide 11 conductive 100.000 100.000
PA 11 flexible Polyamide 11 flexible 100.000 100.000
PA 11 rigid Polyamide 11 rigid 100.000 100.000
PCL - Polycaprolactone Polycaprolactone 0.000 0.000
PE/TPS - Thermoplastic Starch Polyethylene/Thermoplastic starch 0.000 39.000
PGA - Polyglycolides Polyglycolides 100.000 100.000
PHB - Polyhydroxybutyrate Polyhydroxybutyrate 100.000 100.000
PHB-V(5% valerate) Poly(hydroxybutyrate - co- valerate) 100.000 100.000
PLA-Fiber Melt Spinning Polylactide-Fiber Melt Spinning 100.000 100.000
PLA-Heat Seal Layer Polylactide-Heat Seal Layer 100.000 100.000
PLA-High heat films Polylactide-High heat films 100.000 100.000
PLA-injection molding Polylactide-injection molding 100.000 100.000
PLA-Spunbond Polylactide-Spunbond 100.000 100.000
PLA-Stretch blow molding Polylactide-Stretch blow molded bottles 100.000 100.000
TPS/PE Thermoplastic Starch/ Polyethylene Blend (30 micron films tested) 40.000 59.000
TPS-Injection General Purpose Thermoplastic Starch GP 100.000 100.000
TPS-Injection Water Resistant Thermoplastic Starch WR 100.000 100.000

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