Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)

Alternative and trade names
Mirel™
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Description

It is general purpose injection molding material with high modulus. It is FDA cleared for use in non-alcoholic food contact applications, from frozen food storage and microwave reheating to boiling water up to 212°F. FDA clearance includes products such as house-wares, cosmetics and medical packaging. Has higher toughness.

This material data has been provided by M-Base.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.

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Properties

General

PropertyValue

Density

1.2 - 1.4 g/cm³

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Mechanical

PropertyValueComment

Elastic modulus

0.85 - 3.0 GPa

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Elongation

2.0 - 15.0 %

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Impact strength, Charpy unnotched

5 kJ/m²

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100 kJ/m²

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Tensile strength

15.0 - 35.0 MPa

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at 2-15% strain

Thermal

PropertyValue

Melting point

145.0 - 155.0 °C

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Optical

PropertyValue

Transparency

no

Technological properties

Property
Application areas

Biodegradable packaging, biodegradable horticulture

Processing methods

Injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming, calandering