Thermoplastics compounder RheTech Inc. (Whitmore Lake, Mich.) has launched a new bio-composite material called RheVision, a sustainable alternative to traditional mineral- or glass-reinforced polypropylene. RheVision uses bio-fibers from waste materials (initially wood fiber, flax fiber and rice hulls) to produce materials for use in automotive, consumer and construction applications. The resin can be molded or extruded and reportedly is easily colored.
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The new plant, which will have an annual production capacity of 70,000 metric tons, is expected to become operational in the second half of 2018.