Sunstrand fibers can be used as a filler or reinforcement agent in many different thermoset and thermoplastic systems.

Consumer Materials

Sunstrand’s filler and reinforcement  products can be used in a wide array of plastics. These bio-materials can be used it generally reduce plastic content providing unsurpassed opportunities to “green up” products. Our products are compatible with compression and injection molding processes. Usage of these materials can improve manufacturer and consumer carbon footprint. There are virtually unlimited applications for plastics which contain bio-fillers including consumer goods such as home, electronics, garden and cooking utensils.

Consumer Materials, are also referred to as bioplastics. Typically this term is used to describe plastics that are biodegradable and made predominately from renewable resources. Green plastics are the focus of an emerging industry focused on making convenient living consistent with environmental stability. Like all plastics, bioplastics are composed of a polymer, combined with plasticizers and additives, and processed using extrusion or thermosetting. In general there are three key metrics for defining a plastic as green:

  1. Biodegradable
  2. Consisting ofrenewable ingredients
  3. Processed in an environmentally friendly manner

Sunstrand is promoting the shift toward the use of green plastics by ensuring the availability of raw materials. While Green plastics can be made using polymers that come from agricultural and marine feedstocks they can also be filled directly with these materials.

Bamboo

Bamboo

Bamboo is a woody perennial grass requiring almost no pesticides, fertilizers or additional watering.

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Hemp

Hemp

Hemp is gaining a large amount of interest in the composite industry.

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Flax

Flax

Flax fiber is the original natural fiber being used in composites for linens and food applications.

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Kenaf

Kenaf

Kenaf is another bast fiber readily available for non-woven composite applications.

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Other Materials

Other Materials

Sunstrand can import and process other specialty fibers.

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