Floreon v Oil Based Plastics

Floreon offers significant benefits over oil based plastics including environmental factors, improved performance, increased applications, lower non-renewable energy usage and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Environmental

  • More stable feedstock price compared to volatility of world oil price.
  • Less energy needed to produce
  • Not from fossil fuel
  • Oil based plastics do not compost easily – 100s of years required

Performance

  • Higher strength than PET, up to 15%
  • Greater Modulus than PET up to 30%
  • Greater toughness up to 85%
  • Site between PET and PC (Polycarbonate) for performance

A comparison table of PLA with other plastics can be found on the Natureworks website.

There are a few big name brands who have moved across to using bioplastics, learn who they are here