Trifilon has three material families, each with a key sustainability focus. We offer stock and custom materials based on your product requirements.
We offer stock and custom materials depending on sustainability goals and the specific material requirements. Trifilon works closely with customers through all stages of adoption from sample testing to pre-production runs to ensure custom material grades achieve sustainability goals and application performance.
Mixes food safe polypropylene with plant fibers to reduce weight, improve mechanical properties and lower CO2 footprint
The long technical bast fibers of plants like industrial hemp are typically used in BioLite to reinforce polypropylene. Natural fibers can make up 10 to 35% of our standard BioLite grades. This biocomposite is highly versatile both mechanically and aesthetically. The natural fibers reduces CO2 footprint significantly and makes for lighter weight materials than when other reinforcements are used.
Takes main ingredients from plants and is compostable
All the main ingredients in Switch are plant based. A starch-based polyester is reinforced with fibers from long-bast plants like industrial hemp whose fibers can make up 10 to 20% of standard recipes. The bio-based polyester is derived from plants like sugarcane, corn, or beet-root. Switch biocomposites can be recycled. And when desired, with applied heat and humidity, they decompose in industrial composting.
Uses recycled polypropylene with plant fibers and aims at a CO2-neutral footprint
The polypropylene in Revo biocomposites is recycled. It comes from highly-consistent industrial waste streams in northern Europe and is reinforced with natural fibers. Depending on the end-of-life scenario, the carbon accounting for products made with Revo can show a net zero footprint due to the sequestration-effect of the plant fiber.
A Custom Way Forward
Trifilon works with customers via R&D projects to test and fine-tune our standard materials so that they best fit application and sustainability goals.