Natur-Tec®, a business unit of NTIC, engineers and manufactures biobased and compostable plastics intended to replace conventional, petroleum-based plastics. Natur-Tec has a broad bioplastics portfolio which spans flexible film, rigid injection molded materials, and engineered plastics. These applications allow for the production of 100% certified biodegradable and compostable finished products, such as bags, foodservice products, and product packaging.
Natur-Tec products are renewable resource-based and do not contain conventional plastic materials. Natur-Tec products provide sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics and enable industry and consumers to move closer to a carbon neutral footprint.
Northern Technologies International Corporation ("NTIC") focuses on developing, marketing and selling proprietary environmentally beneficial material science-based product and technical services via a network of independent distributors, manufacturers' representatives and joint ventures in over 50 countries.
How It Works?
Natur-Tec biopolymer resins are produced using NTIC's proprietary ReX Process. In this process, biodegradable polymers, natural polymers, organic and inorganic materials are reactively blended in the presence of proprietary compatibilizers and polymer modifiers to produce biobased/biodegradable polymer resin formulations that exhibit unique and stable morphology.
Natur-Tec biopolymer resins are engineered for high performance, ease of processing, reduced cost, and can easily be processed by converters using conventional manufacturing processes and equipment.
Natur-Tec biopolymer resins are available in several grades tailored for a variety of applications such as film extrusion, extrusion coating, injection molding, and rigid engineered plastics.