Teijin Sets Sight On Bioplastic | September 21, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 38 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 38 | pp. 19-20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 21, 2009

Teijin Sets Sight On Bioplastic

Department: Business
Keywords: eyeglasses, Teijin, bioplastic
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Eyeglass frames made with Teijin’s Biofront.
Credit: Teijin
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Eyeglass frames made with Teijin’s Biofront.
Credit: Teijin

Japan’s Teijin has unveiled eyeglass frames made from the plant-based plastic Biofront. A heat-resistant polylactide, Biofront is the world’s first bioplastic to be used in all the plastic parts of eyeglass frames, Teijin says. The frames were developed in collaboration with Tanaka Foresight, which manufactures 60% of all plastic eyeglass parts in Japan. Teijin plans to 
produce 5,000 tons of Biofront in its 2010 fiscal year.

 
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