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Interfacial Solutions, the leading provider of idea-to-production contract research and development services to the plastic industry, is pleased to note that its patent pending and proprietary deTerra Biobased Polymers and Xusto Green Plastics represent the heart of the subject matter in last week’s Presidential Memorandum aimed at driving innovation through biobased and sustainable product procurement. Interfacial Solutions has developed products and technologies to support the needs for more sustainable durable goods made from plastics by investing and launching new biobased and sustainable products including deTerra® Biobased Polymers and Xusto® Green Plastics.

Specifically, the Presidential Memorandum states, “…agencies shall ensure that 95 percent of applicable new contract action for products and services advance sustainable acquisition, including biobased acquisition, where such products and services meet agency performance requirements.”

Interfacial Solutions’ CEO and Member, Gregg Bennett notes, “Interfacial Solutions believes in the industry movement to more sustainable plastics possessing increased biobased content. Our creative team of scientists have had the foresight to develop leading technologies for this market and we are excited to see them gaining significant commercial interest. We are also pleased to see the Federal Government take steps towards furthering the investment and innovation of biobased and sustainable products just as Interfacial Solutions and our customers have done. We expect this Presidential Memo to further accelerate the rate of adoption of our deTerra and Xusto product lines. We plan to continue to invest in the technologies and manufacturing infrastructure to support the growth of higher biobased plastics as evidenced by our recent announcement to purchase a state-of-the-art extruder built specifically to optimize the handling of highly filled natural fiber reinforced composites.

deTerra Biobased Polymers have a biobased content ranging from 70-95% and are made from modified poly lactic acid (PLA), a renewable resource polymer made from natural feed stocks such as corn. Interfacial Solutions recently announced the launch of non-halogenated V0 and V2 flame retardant grades of deTerra for injection molding, profile and sheet extrusion applications to accompany the current non-halogenated E-84 flame retardant grade that is commercially available. For applications that do not require flame retardant properties, deTerra Biobased Polymer product line will soon offer high impact and optically clear grades. With their extremely high biobased content and good mechanical properties deTerra biobased plastics are well positioned to meet the durable applications specified by the recent presidential memorandum.

All deTerra grades are based on Interfacial Solutions’ patented and proprietary controlled molecular architecture modified PLA technologies and provide the resultant deTerra Biobased Polymers with a unique chemical structure and properties not found in standard PLAs. This process produces a controlled molecular architecture and end groups to minimize polymer chain cleavage and maximized molecular weight. This process gives deTerra improved impact resistance, temperature resistance, melt strength and an ability to control the melt rheology. All of these features allow us to custom formulate deTerra grades to meet our customers’ processing requirements.

Xusto Green Plastics, based on a wide variety of natural or recycled fiber composites, including wood, cellulose, denim, U.S. currency, and corn cob fibers offer unique esthetics and increased biobased content for applications requiring biobased content. Interfacial Solutions’ proprietary moisture resistant technology allows these composites to be considered for applications in environments with high moisture and temperatures that standard natural fibers composites previously were unable to meet.

About Interfacial Solutions LLC: Interfacial Solutions is the leading provider of idea-to-production contract research and development services to the plastics industry. The company is privately held and has a proven track record of helping innovators innovate in the material science field. Located in a 40,000 square foot facility near River Falls Wisconsin, Interfacial Solutions has a creative team of scientists possessing more than 50 issued patents and is equipped with state-of-the-art polymer testing equipment, compound and processing equipment, and production capabilities to meet a broad range of plastic industry challenges. Additional information can be found at http://www.interfacialsolutions.com.