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.