Trifilon BioLite® – Injection molding material
Trifilon BioLite® is a greener alternative to molded plastics from a leading Swedish biocomposite-maker. It blends polypropylene from responsible sources with industrial hemp fibers from Northern European farms. The blends are available in different ratios, currently from 10 to 30% fiber-fill. Trifilon delivers granulates that can be used in existing injection molding machines. Because of the natural strength of the hemp fibers and Trifilon’s fiber-refining technology, BioLite has excellent mechanical qualities and replaces pure-fossil plastics as well as mineral- or glass-reinforced plastics. Its light weight was one reason it was named a finalist in the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Solver competition.
The natural fiber in BioLite reduces CO2 footprint for production of molded plastic components by 34% at the very least. And it’s recyclable after use. Trifilon’s fiber processing allows for lighter colors than other biocomposites. BioLite can be colored using standard master-batching. Its plant fibers can be shown off if desired. And it achieves a number of surface finishes, matte or polished.
Reasons to choose Trifilon's materials:
- High performance and lightweight
- Replaces fossil-derived materials
- Reduces carbon footprint
- Organic look with its visible fiber
- Works with standard machines and tooling
- Can be colored using standard masterbatching
- An easy step towards a greener economy