Thermoplastic resins distributor Nexeo Plastics, The Woodlands, Texas, has signed an agreement with Idaho Falls, Idaho-based BioLogiQ, maker of a unique biopolymer branded NuPlastiQ®. Nexeo will distribute BioLogiQ’s specialty biopolymers in North America, serving companies desiring to incorporate high-quality, more sustainable materials into their manufactured products. The BioBlend® family of products include cost-effective, bio-based content (NuPlastiQ®) with polyolefins, and compostable solutions that fit applications in blown and cast film extrusion, blow and injection molding and thin-wall thermoforming.
“We are very pleased to join the Nexeo Plastics partner family and bring more sustainable solutions to the plastics industry,” said Brad LaPray, founder and chief executive officer at BioLogiQ. “There are clear synergies to partner BioBlend® solutions with an industry leader like Nexeo Plastics.”
Effectively immediately, Nexeo Plastics will carry and distribute BioLogiQ products in Canada and the United States, and will provide logistics in Mexico, to include BioBlend® XP, BioBlend® XD and BioBlend® BC product lines. Custom products to fit niche or specialty requirements can also be developed and produced leveraging BioLogiQ’s compounding expertise.
The BioBlend® family of products incorporate NuPlastiQ® BioPolymer – a thermoplastic starch (TPS) created from potatoes or other plant-based renewable feedstocks – providing low crystallinity and high modulus strength, making plastic items potentially stronger than those made with pure polyolefins. NuPlastiQ BioPolymers offer a stable shelf life, retain normal plastic functionality, can enhance strength even with reduced thickness, and are more beneficial to the environment.
“We are excited to partner with BioLogiQ to market their leading BioBlend® products to customers seeking sustainable, high-performance materials,” said Shawn Williams, president and chief executive officer of Nexeo Plastics. “Their insights and creative materials deliver performance while addressing the ongoing calls of sustainability, bio-friendly and energy-saving characteristics of today’s modern manufacturers and consumers.”