MGP, a manufacturer of grain and other plant-based ingredient solutions have announced the development of Terratek BD, a new line of biodegradable composite resins.
This latest entry in the company’s portfolio of eco-friendly bioplastic products is to be manufactured at MGP’s facility in Onaga in Kansas and will be introduced at the Sustainable Packaging Forum slated for Sept. 11-13 in Pittsburg.
Among the most unique aspects and advantages of Terratek BD is the product’s ability to serve as a cost-effective solution for creating heat-tolerant, bio-based compostable products compared to similar type resins.
Applications for Terratek BD include a variety of injection-moulded industrial and consumer products such as disposable packaging materials and containers. The material can also be used in many other injection-moulded applications including durable products that benefit from being compostable at the end of their lifespan.
Terratek BD is produced at MGP’s facility in Onaga, Kan., from a proprietary blend of wheat and corn-based products, as well as other compostable materials. Natural components derived from renewable grain sources make up the majority of the resins’ content by weight. The smooth, white, pellet-size resins can be easily processed, shaped and colored by finished goods manufacturers to meet their specific product designs and needs.
Mike Parker, bioplastics product development and sales manager said;
The launching of Terratek BD represents another major step in MGP’s ongoing commitment to deliver commercially viable product offerings that help reduce reliance on conventional petroleum-based plastics, it provides an ideal alternative for multiple applications wherein the manufacture of fully compostable products is highly desirable.
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MGP provides a host of naturally derived specialty ingredients that have been developed for use primarily in food, beverage, household and bioplastic applications products. From developing new product innovations to enhancing the functional qualities of our unique proteins and starches, we create solutions that help our customers succeed.
For food applications, our ingredients provide a multitude of advantages. From uses in bakery goods, to meat analogs, to soups, sauces and breadings, these ingredients help make foods more appealing in taste, appearance and functionality, as well as nutritionally beneficial.
Combining decades of experience with ongoing technological advances, MGP is a preeminent producer of distillery products serving producers of finished packaged goods in the beverage, food and personal care and pharmaceutical sectors, to name a few.
Our plant-based bioplastics provide opportunities to deliver a variety of eco-friendly solutions for the manufacture of both degradable and non-degradable plastic-like products.
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