IN-PERSON!
SEPTEMBER 27-28, 2022
North Carolina State University | Raleigh, NC
IN-PERSON!
SEPTEMBER 27-28, 2022
North Carolina State University | Raleigh, NC

Conference Speakers

Beckers

Kristel Beckers

Sr. Application Technician, Total Corbion PLA


Tuesday, September 27
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Advancements in Sustainable Inputs: PLA

Biobased Multicomponent Structures Providing Unique Characteristics and Sustainable Properties to Nonwovens

Total Corbion PLA's core belief is that PLA can have a meaningful impact towards creating a better planet for current and future generations. PLA bioplastic enables products with a high biobased content and a reduced carbon footprint. In some instances, PLA can offer a 75% reduction in carbon footprint compared to most traditional fossil-based plastics.

The Total Corbion PLA portfolio delivers a range of PLA polymer resins, which can be converted in many products, including nonwovens. The advantage of this diverse portfolio is that not solely monocomponent PLA nonwovens can be achieved, but also various multicomponent structures are attainable, delivering different assets and new structures, yet still produced from 100% PLA or still 100% biobased. With this concept, it is possible to create heat sealable or self-crimping structures for either flat or lofty structures. Furthermore, as the product portfolio also enables the production of microfiber structures, these can all then be combined into complex biobased nonwoven products.

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