Bio – Injection Molding

From PLA or Arboform granules

Bio-Injection Molding

Using the injection molding process, we process different granulates. These include for example natural fiber (hemp or flax) and polylactide (PLA) blends or the lignin-based arboform. In bio-injection molding, the melted granules are injected into a molding tool using the appropriate injection molding parameters. The mold then forms the part, afterward, the molded compound is cooled down. After the molded part is cooled, it is removed from the mold.

Organic granules are petroleum-free, biodegradable and made of 100% renewable raw materials. Thus, the production of a molded part is primarily CO2-neutrally, from the raw material to the finished component.

The bio-injection process does not differ significantly from regular injection molding. Of course, we can also produce molded parts made of regular plastics like ABS or polypropylene with injection molding.

Strong Performance of Bio-Plastics

Bio-plastics usually have similar characteristics as conventional plastics. This makes it possible to produce very stable and durable molded parts. The molded parts have excellent mechanical properties and are very performant. This makes them a very substitute for conventional plastics in many areas.

Design through material selection and color mixing

A molded part using bio-injection molding generally looks natural and often has beige or brown tones. However, by adding environmentally friendly colors it is possible to create any color and thus implement designs. Therefore, a bio-molded part does not necessarily have to look like one.

Fine tuning to the exact result

Within injection molding, we can calibrate the desired properties of the molded part through the tools and the manufacturing process. This allows the molded parts to have a flexible 3D shape and to achieve the desired strength of the component. Clever toolmaking can additionally influence the feel and material quality.

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