Green Matter: First biobased polyamide film offers equal or stronger properties than standard PA

04/04/2013

A new polyamide film based on DSM's bio-based EcoPaXX has been launched by DSM and its development partner, cast-film extruder MF Folien GmbH (Kempten, Germany), with the latter "confident that orders will follow" for a film that exhibits better elongation at break and a higher melting point than standard PA film.

A major manufacturer of polyamide film in Europe, MF Folien has been DSM's development partner for Eco.PaXX film from the start. According to Rainer Leising, general sales manager at MF Folien, the company has carried out a number of test runs for DSM in the last two years, adding that the film is easy to process, very much like any

In 2011, MF Folien was the first company to create samples of 30-µm cast film from EcoPaXX. Since then, samples have also been produced in thicknesses of 40 and 50 µm. "But now we are able to produce large quantities of the new film for our customers," said Leising. "We have a lot of customers who are currently testing its lamination and printing performance for their end users, and I am confident that orders will follow." MF Folien, he explains, manufactures the monofilm only: for use in packaging or other applications, it needs to be laminated with another material such as PE, for example....
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