An improved PLA

Thus Almablend meets the needs of the food packaging sector

PLA is one of the most promising bio-polymers thanks to its superior mechanical properties and appreciable thermal stability compared to most bioplastics. Nonetheless, compared to conventional plastics, such as PET, PLA is still rather brittle and suffers from poor thermal resistance.

A technical compound, resulting from research work and experimental activities to obtain the perfect formula

Almablend overcomes such limitations yet maintaining compostability, thanks to a targeted design of a primary and secondary polymeric phase and selection of processing additives.

Research Joint Lab

Polymer processing

Extrusion compounding
  • Haake 24 mm extruder
  • Leistritz 27 mm extruder
  • Comac 40 mm extruder
  • Comac 50 mm extruder
  • Formech 450DT
Blow Molding
  • Eurexma
Cast Extrusion
  • Minicast Eurexma
Injection Molding
  • Ri.Pi 60 ton

Material Characterization Lab

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • Melt Flow Rate test
  • FTIR/UV-VIS spectroscopy
  • Gas/Vapour permeability
  • Haze
  • Rheometer
  • HDT/Vicat test
  • Izod pendulum
  • HPLC
  • XRD
  • Dynamic test
  • Tensile Test
  • Lab injection molder