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Compounds Bioplastic-based compounds The growing interest in biopolymers was conveyed to Lati directly by end users and OEMs looking for a sustainable way to engineer new products. its range of bioplastic-based compounds, the company now offers Latigea B01-V0HF an outstanding flame-retardant grade. , LUCA POSCA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE MANAGER LATI A friendly material This material is engineered to contain no substance that may harm human health or the environment. The compound is fully compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous PLA resin derives from renewable assets Substances (RoHS) Directive and free of halogens, red phosphorous, antimony or zinc. The formula of the new flame-retardant grade contains no other plastic resin than the sustainable and decomposable PLA matrix. This increases the actual chances for the material to be considered as eco-friendly as possible, although its compostability is still under evaluation. The material’s flame behaviour is very interesting, and it has achieved very good results in terms of flammability, ignition temperature and current tracking index. The UL94 tests demonstrated a V0 behaviour at 0.8 and 1.5 mm. At 1- and 2-mm thicknesses, the compound’s glow wire ignition temperature (GWIT) is as high as 800°C and its glow wire flammability index (GWFI) shows a top value of 960°C. The current tracking index is outstanding as well, peaking at 600 V . Mouldability is excellent, with no need for dedicated tools or out-ofthe-ordinary procedures. The material can be coloured (the natural shade of the compound is white). Its flame-retardant properties boost Latigea B01-V0HF’s behaviour close to the very best halogenated FR compounds derived from non-renewable resins such as PP PBT and PA. These characteristics turn out to be a real asset, , especially for the electrical and electronics industry where the compound can be used to mould boxes, housings, covers, etc. The thermal performance of the Latigea B01-V0HF compound is still under development but applications up to 60°C can already be engineered. More information: www.lati.com s the demand for plastics derived from renewable resources grows, it is imperative for compounders such as Lati to introduce a material range featuring bioplastics. Latigea is the brand name of a newborn family of bioresin-based compounds, still under development but already very promising. Among the matrices selected for a range of injection-mouldable thermoplastics, the range features a polymer called PLA, derived from corn starch. The new family includes compounds reinforced with natural and traditional fibres, PC- and polyester-based blends, and more. Lati’s R&D and Marketing departments have focused on some specific grades of PLA, with formulations featuring only components that ensure a very low or no environmental impact. In Characteristics of Latigea ,Latigea B01 NAT Density (ISO 1183) Notched Izod (ASTM D256-A) Unnotched Charpy (ISO 179-1eU) Notched Charpy (ISO 179-1eA) Elongation at break (ISO 527) Load at break (ISO 527) Elastic modulus (ISO 527) HDT (0.45 MPa) (ISO 75) Flammability 3/1.5/0.75 mm (UL94) GWFI 1/2 mm (IEC 695-2-12) GWIT 1/2 mm (IEC 695-2-13) CTI 1.26 g/cc 25 j/m 18 kj/m2 1.4 kj/m2 4.60% 55 MPa 3050 MPa 54°C na na na na Latigea B01-V0HF 1.34 g/cc 17 j/m 11 kj/m2 1.3 kj/m2 1.10% 40 MPa 4100 MPa 55°C V2/V0/V0 960/960 °C 825/800 °C 600 V No55 February - March 2010 / jec composites magazine
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010

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NEWS WORLDWIDE
Companies - AGY is expanding into Asia Pacific
 - Pipeco: successful shift from steel to composites
Agenda of events
 - ContiTech and BASF reach new milestone in lightweight construction
 - BMW M-Series carbon-fibre roof
Innovations - NRC and Magna to develop ultra-light materials for next-generation vehicles
BUSINESS
Market survey -  The European composites market 2008/2009
Trends - Automobile interior parts go greener
Niche market - Concept Blade - The leading edge of acoustic technology
Human capital - RHS manager
FEATURE
Outlook - Natural fibres for the 3rd millennium
 - The outlook for flax and hemp fibres in composites .
Properties - The biomaterial for green composites
Weaving -  High-performance biocomposites: novel aligned natural fibre reinforcements
Compounds - Bioplastic-based compounds
 - Combining polypropylene and natural fibre in automotive applications
Application - Complete houses made of wood-plastic composites
Recycling - Recycling composite materials reinforced with plant fibres
USERS’ PLATFORM
Composites in the world - New cordless hammer drill
 - Life cycle analysis: eco-friendly coffin
 - Carbon 451 lamp
 - Premium pocket binoculars
Successful partners - Earthquake-proof FRPM pipes
Application - PlanetSolar: around the world on the world’s largest solar-powered boat
KNOW-HOW
Cutting tools - Are lasers finally competing with rotary die cutters
Design & Manufacturing - Advanced composite racing yacht construction
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - NEWS WORLDWIDE
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Companies - AGY is expanding into Asia Pacific
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 -  - Pipeco: successful shift from steel to composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Agenda of events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Innovations - NRC and Magna to develop ultra-light materials for next-generation vehicles
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - BUSINESS
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Market survey -  The European composites market 2008/2009
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Trends - Automobile interior parts go greener
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Niche market - Concept Blade - The leading edge of acoustic technology
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Human capital - RHS manager
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - FEATURE
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Outlook - Natural fibres for the 3rd millennium
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 -  - The outlook for flax and hemp fibres in composites .
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Properties - The biomaterial for green composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Weaving -  High-performance biocomposites: novel aligned natural fibre reinforcements
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Compounds - Bioplastic-based compounds
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 -  - Combining polypropylene and natural fibre in automotive applications
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Application - Complete houses made of wood-plastic composites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Recycling - Recycling composite materials reinforced with plant fibres
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - USERS’ PLATFORM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 -  - Life cycle analysis: eco-friendly coffin
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 -  - Premium pocket binoculars
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Successful partners - Earthquake-proof FRPM pipes
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Application - PlanetSolar: around the world on the world’s largest solar-powered boat
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - KNOW-HOW
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Cutting tools - Are lasers finally competing with rotary die cutters
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #55 - February/March 2010 - Design & Manufacturing - Advanced composite racing yacht construction
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