PLA Additive Masterbatches

NatureWorks PLA (polylactic acid) resin is a sustainable and compostable polymer that is ideal for applications warranting environmental consciousness and a path to sustainability.

Polyvel is a leading manufacturer of NatureWorks PLA masterbatches in a dry, easy-to-handle pellet for enhancing NatureWorks properties and processability.

The masterbatches are used in these PLA processes:

  • extruded foam
  • cast or blown film and sheet
  • injection molding

Properties offered are:

  • melt strength increase
  • impact strength increase for clear and opaque applications
  • foam nucleation, clarity increase
  • antiblock
  • matte finish
  • mold release
  • flame retardant
  • custom formulation is available

Most Polyvel PLA masterbatches are compliant with FDA and EC food contact standards.

For detailed product information and technical data on PLA masterbatches.

Custom formulating is available on request for other additives in PLA.


Typical Concentrate Product Properties:
Property
Units
CM-L01
CN-L01
CN-L03
CP-L01
CT-L01
CT-L03
HD-L01
HD-L03
VB-L01

Used in

Cell

Molding

Foam

Film, Molding, Extrusion

Sheet

Film

Foam, Film, Molding

Film, Molding

Film, Molding, Extrusion

Film

Function

Cell

Slip, Release

Nucleation

Clarifier / Nucleation

Plasticizer, Process Aid, Impact, Clear

Slip

Melt Strength

Impact, Opaque

Impact, Clear

Antiblock

Additive

Type

Wax

Talc

Proprietary

Proprietary

Proprietary

Resin

Rubber

Rubber

Silica

Color

Cell

Natural

Natural

Natural

Natural

Natural

Natural

Natural

Natural

Natural

Pellet Count

Pellets/ gram

40

45

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

Letdown

%

1.0 – 2.0

2.0

5.0

1.0 – 3.0

1.0-5.0

0.5 – 3.0

5.0 – 10.0

3.0 – 10.0

0.5 – 1.0

Regulatory

FDA clearance for food contact

FDA clearance for food contact

FDA clearance for food contact

FDA clearance for food contact

FDA clearance for food contact

FDA*
EC**

FDA clearance for food contact

FDA clearance for food contact

FDA clearance for food contact

* Clearance under U.S. FDA Food Contact Notification 429 and 545

** Clearance under the European Economic Community’s food contact rule, Commission Directive 2002/72/EC.

Rev. 08/19


Contact Information

Polyvel, Inc.
100 Ninth Street
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Phone  :  (609) 567-0080
Fax No. : (609) 567-9522

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