Bio-Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene
Bio-filled plastic components represent a leading edge in manufacturing technology because it replaces traditional minerals, which take energy to mine, with renewable bio-waste.
Ritus Corporation can produce components which utilize bio-fibers sourced from true waste-products, none of which are grown exclusively for manufacturing. This allows customers to reduce their carbon footprint and decrease dependence on high-energy material compounds like fiberglass and talc.
There are other compelling reasons to create components from thermoplastic bio-materials. In addition to the “green” aspect of using organic fibers, mold manufacturers find biomaterials offer great structural rigidity. The variety of material choices including grain hulls, nut shells, and paper pulp offer a wider variety of high-end and aesthetically pleasing finishes. Bio-filled plastics are lower in cost and also in weight when compared to products made from glass-filled resins, which is beneficial in the transportation of goods to market.
Bio-Fiber Materials Available
- Pine and maple wood fiber – sourced as shavings from cabinet production or processed timber
- Ground rice hull – a by-product of rice production
- Flax fiber – made from the shive that is left over after the harvestable portion of the flax is used
- Ground coconut shell – made from remains of the shell after all portion of coconut are used
- Paper powder – produced from new paper pulp sourced from certified renewable forests or made from recycled paper pulp from glossy magazines
- Walnut/Pecan shells – harvested from nuts used in oil industry as lost circulation material
About Bio-Fiber Materials
- Product line is not biodegradable
- Compounds are lighter than traditional mineral reinforced products