Floreon does… Blown Film!

A further demonstration of the versatility of Floreon, on equipment at the University of Bradford the material has been successfully used to produce blown film.

Blown Film Extrusion of Floreon

Blown Film Extrusion of Floreon

On a processing line used to run more typical materials such as polyethylene, Floreon formed a stable bubble and was collected as a clear and transparent film. From the pictures shown in this post it can be seen that Floreon looks as good as (if not better than!) the polyethylene used to set up the line without any adverse impact on stability.

Close Up of Floreon Film Extrusion

Close Up of Floreon Film Extrusion

The optimal blend of Floreon additives allowed the material to be extruded with lower load placed on the extruder compared to the basic material. Further tweaks are now in the pipeline but the trial was an excellent starting point for Floreon in this process, which is often difficult with some bioplastics.

Blown Film Extrusion of Polyethylene

Blown Film Extrusion of Polyethylene on Line Used for Floreon