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10-13-2011

Rhein Chemie Receives Frost & Sullivan Award

The 2011 Frost & Sullivan Global New Product Innovation Award in the Bioplastic Additives Market is presented to Rhein Chemie for BioAdimide. This innovative additive product has been specifically formulated for bioplastics and is poised to widen the applications of poly lactic acid (PLA) plastic.

“The inherent deficiencies of bioplastics, such as poor processing characteristics and insufficient physical and mechanical properties, have limited the opportunities for their expansion into advanced application arenas,” notes Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Deepan Kannan. “However, with the incorporation of BioAdimide as an additive in the bioplastic formulation, these challenges can be avoided, facilitating their use in high end applications.”

PLA is a biopolymer that typically lacks hydrolytic stability and has low melt stability. BioAdimide, when added to the polymer formulation, imparts hydrolytic and melt stability to PLA, thereby enhancing the processability and durability of the end product.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

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