3000 Series

for biodegradable injection molding

The Natur-Tec® 3000 series is a platform of biobased and compostable polymer resin compounds for biodegradable injection molding made with modified PLA (polylactic acid). Furthermore, this platform is specifically engineered for applications where high-heat performance and/or dimensional stability are critical, such as foodservice packaging, garment packaging accessories, and agricultural clips.

Natur-Tec® resins are certified fully compostable according to the stringent requirements of international standards for compostable plastics, including ASTM D6400, EN 13432, and ISO 17088, and provide an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plastics.

Our 3000 series resins are engineered for high performance and can be easily processed on standard extrusion equipment.


Click here to view 3000 Series technical and safety data sheets.

  • 100% compostable, and meets requirements of ASTM D6400 and EN13432
  • Up to 95% biobased as measured by ASTM D6866 and EN 16785
  • Approved for direct food contact and contains no heavy metals
  • Engineered specifically for high-heat resistance applications such as cutlery and food service packaging
  • A total platform solution from a supply chain you can trust

3000 Series Grades - Compostable Injection Molding

The 3000 Series is obtained by letting down our impact-modified, nucleating masterbatch into IngeoTM or Luminy® performance grade PLA resins. The innovative masterbatching approach maintains the molecular weight of the resin compound, thereby improving the mechanical strength of the finished product. Furthermore, cutlery made from the 3000 series is tougher than PS at room temperature and stronger than PP at high temperatures.

Natur-Tec® BF3002HT

Grade Specific Features

  • Tailored for use in low-cavity biodegradable injection molding processes, with post-mold annealing for crystallization
  • Increased dimensional stability optimizes performance while reducing warpage and production scrap

Natur-Tec® BF3002IM

Grade specific Features

  • Tailored for high-cavity biodegradable injection molding processes with reasonable cycle times
  • Exceptional in-mold processing, allowing for precise dimensional tolerance


  • Single-use cutlery
  • Disposable coffee pods
  • Single-use foodservice packaging
  • Garment industry packaging accessories
  • Agricultural clips
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