5000 Series

for compostable profile extrusion

The Natur-Tec® 5000 series is a platform of biobased and compostable polymer resin compounds designed specifically for sheet extrusion used in thermoforming applications, and compostable profile extrusion applications such as compostable plastic straws. Natur-Tec® resins are certified fully compostable according to the stringent requirements of international standards for compostable plastics, including ASTM D6400, EN13432, and ISO 17088, and provide an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plastics.

Our 5000 series resins are engineered for high performance and can be easily processed on standard extrusion equipment.


Click here to view 5000 Series technical and safety data sheets.

  • 100% compostable, and meets requirements of ASTM D6400 and EN13432
  • Up to 75% biobased as measured by ASTM D6866 and EN16785
  • Approved for direct food contact and contains no heavy metals
  • Strong and flexible finished products
  • A total platform solution from a supply chain you can trust

5000 Series Grades

The Natur-Tec® 5000 Series is engineered for improved flexibility, higher melt strength, and extended shelf life.

Natur-Tec® BF5001-X

Grade Specific Features

  • Contains at least 75% biocontent per ASTM D6866 and EN16785
  • Formulated to reduce brittleness and improve flexibility of PLA straws allowing for the manufacture of straight, bent, and accordion folded straws without cracking
    • Capable of producing 350-500 units/min depending on thickness
    • Certified by the BPI and TÜV Austria up to 279 microns
  • Innovative masterbatching approach maintains molecular weight of the resin compound, thereby improving mechanical strength of the finished product
  • Designed for improved impact strength & flexibility of PLA sheets used in thermoforming and other applications. Certified by the BPI and TÜV Austria up to 559 microns thickness
  • Allows for deep draw thermoforming such as needed for cups


  • Straws
  • Thermoformed lids
  • Single-use drinking cups
  • Food-service containers
  • Deli-service containers
  • Yogurt cups
  • Horticultural trays, labels, and tags
  • Apparel tags and labels
Compostable plastic clamshells made from Natur-Tec 5000 resin series.
Compostable plastic straws made from Natur-Tec's biobased 5000 resin series.

5000 Series Documents and Performance Data

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