Ecovio® T2206 is our new biodegradable film product incorporating renewable resources. It is primarily composed of our biodegradable copolyester, Ecoflex® F Blend, and polylactic acid (PLA). With its PLA content, Ecovio® T2206 consists of 60% renewable resources. This product has been developed specifically for the conversion of extruded films using a sheet extrusion line followed by orientation or thermoforming processes. Typical applications include oriented monofilaments and twine for agricultural uses. Ecovio® T2206 is also suitable for thermoforming applications such as cups, trays, and other containers. Furthermore, Ecovio® T2206 is formulated with antiblocking agents to enhance its processing capabilities on extrusion and subsequent processing equipment.

Processing Methods: Extrusion

Features: Good Processability, High Stiffness, High Strength

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

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Our new ecovio® T2206 exhibits the following properties:

  • Translucent, semi-crystalline structure with DSC melting points for ecoflex® and PLA
  • High strength and stiffness as well as high failure energy (dart drop)
  • High, but controllable water vapor transmission rate (WVTR)
  • Good thermo stability
  • Good processability on conventional sheet extrusion lines, e.g. for PP, PS
  • Printable in 8 colours by flexo printing

Applications & Uses

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  • Ecovio® T2206 has been developed for the conversion to extruded films using a sheet extrusion line with subsequent orientation or thermoforming process. In view of numerous factors influencing functionality and shelf life of Ecovio® films and finished articles made thereof the production parameters have to be tested by the converters before utilisation. Additionally sufficient field tests are required to ensure the right functionality of the articles made from Ecovio® T2206.
  • Because of the moisture sensitivity of PLA at melt temperatures in the order of 170–180 °C we have to assure a maximum moisture content of below 800 ppm prior to sheet extrusion. The processing of Ecovio® T2206 on extrusion lines depends on the formulation, the extrusion technology and processing conditions. Trials are always recommended to assess the quality of the final product. Ecoflex® masterbatches have to be used as required to tailor the slip and anti-block properties of the final product as well as the barrier to water vapour.

Properties

Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
TranmissionOpaque%ASTM D 1003
Melting Point 1110 - 120°CDSC
Melting Point 2140 - 155°CDSC
Melt Volume Rate (MVR 190°C, 5kg*)2.5 - 7.5ml /10ISO 1133
Mass Density1.24 - 1.26g /cm³ISO 1183
Vicat (A/50)71°CISO 306
Blown Film Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Tensile Modulus (MD)*1900MpaISO 527
Tensile Modulus (TD)*1900MpaISO 527
Tensile Strength (MD)*40MpaISO 527
Tensile Strength (TD)*40MpaISO 527
Ultimate Elongation (MD)*170%ISO 527
Ultimate Elongation (TD)*170%ISO 527
Ultimate Strength* 24MpaISO 527
Charpy26kJ/m²ISO 179-1/1eA
CharpyNo BreakkJ/m²ISO 179-1/1eU
Notes

*Shouldered test specimen with 4 mm thickness according to DIN EN ISO 527-2.

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Packaging & Availability

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Packing Information

Ecovio® T2206 is supplied as pearl-shaped pellets in 1.0 t big bags.

Storage & Handling

Storage Conditions
  • Temperatures during transportation and storage may not exceed 60 °C at any time.
  • Storage time in an unopened bag may not surpass 12 months at room temperature (23 °C).