Green Dot manufactures new high-performance bioplastic resin
Green Dot Holdings LLC, a full-service bioplastic company headquartered in Cottonwood Falls, Kan., is manufacturing bioplastic resins made from a MCG BioComposites’ proprietary blend of corncob fiber and PCR (post-consumer recycled) or PIR (post-industrial recycled) plastic. MCG BioComposites sells the material under the Duramaze brand. It is available in several grades with up to 30 percent renewable material.
MCG’s Duramaze biocomposites lower the amount of non-renewable petroleum-based materials used to make plastic, allowing customers to make more sustainable products for a wide range of agricultural, lawn and garden and industrial applications. Duramaze biocomposites also create additional markets for agricultural bioproducts and promote the reclamation and reuse of plastic materials.
MCG BioComposites introduced Duramaze by creating the BioMarker plant marker for a garden club in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2012, the BioMarker received a Green Thumb Award in the new hard goods category from the Direct Gardening Association. MCG recently announced the completion of a newly designed Biomarker that features a taller stem and a wider angled faceplate for ease of view.
Green Dot produces the Duramaze corncob biocomposite material at its manufacturing facility in Onaga, Kansas. The plant is uniquely equipped to combine biobased materials to create high quality resin pellets that can be easily processed by plastics manufacturers. Green Dot also manufactures its own line of biobased and compostable bioplastic resin pellets at the Onaga plant. The materials include starch biocomposites, wood-plastic composites and compostable elastomers sold under the Terratek brand name.