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PA 610 Ultramid® Balance (BASF)

Biomaterial: Vegetable oil (e.g. from castor oil plant)
Intermediate products: Sebacic acid
Polycondensation: With hexamethylenediamine
Material: Polyamide (PA)
Areas of application:
  • Panels for solar thermal energy
  • Tank construction
  • Hot water systems
  • Automotive (pumps, engine covers)
Biodegradable: No
Special features:
  • Hydrolytic stability
  • Thermal stability

Green-PE (Braskem)

Biomaterial: Plant remains / biomass
Intermediate products: Bioethanol, then ethylene
Material: Polyethylene
Areas of application:
  • Deep-drawing applications
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopaedics
  • Horticulture
  • Water tanks
  • Automotive (interiors, fuel tanks)
  • Mechanical engineering (e.g. sliding rails)
  • Transport boxes/pallets
  • And more
Biodegradable: No


Biomaterial: Plant remains / biomass
Intermediate products: Terephthalic acid and diols
Material: Polyethylene terephthalate copolyester (PETG)
Areas of application:
  • Advertising displays
  • Exhibition stand design
  • Orthopaedic technology
  • Machine covers
  • Transparent pipes
Biodegradable: No
Special features:
  • High heat distortion stability
  • Transparent


Biomaterial: Sugar (e.g. from sugar cane, sugar beet)
Intermediate products: Lactic acid and dilactide
Material: Polylactic acid (PLA)
Areas of application:
  • Wall panels
  • Rain gutters
  • Horticulture
  • Advertising displays
  • Home appliances
  • Furniture industry
  • Automotive
Biodegradable: Depending on composition


Please refer to the separate presentation.
Biomaterial: Rice husks
Additional products: Rock salt, mineral oil
Material: Natural-fibre-reinforced hybrid material
Areas of application:
  • Outdoor furniture, flooring,
  • Ship decking, house facades,
  • Wellness areas and wet rooms, exhibition stand design
Biodegradable: No
Special features:
  • Moisture-resistant, no swelling
  • Weatherproof
  • Resistant to fungal growth and termites
  • Excellent non-slip properties
  • Fine wood appearance and haptics
  • Processing options comparable to wood and plastic
  • No splintering
  • B2 normal flammability (B1 on request)
Biobased Semi-Finished Products by SIMONA