Concentrates maker promotes use of calcium carbonate as a polymer

12/9/2010 | PlasticsNews.com

Calcium carbonate is a good alternative to polyethylene because of its lower cost and sustainability profile, according to Mississippi-based Heritage Plastics. The company makes concentrates composed of 80% calcium carbonate for resin production. Holly Hansen, vice president of technical services at Heritage, said that calcium carbonate can be used to reduce carbon emissions and the cost of energy and raw materials.

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