Research into sustainable netting

Plastic netting specialist Expo-Net says that it is developing “bio-attributed” thermoplastic polymers for netting and flow mesh products.

According to the company, the new materials could have properties matching current polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) polymer raw materials.

The polymers could be made using feedstocks produced from tall oil extracted from kraft pulped Nordic softwoods.

“The aim is to develop a new range of sustainable products of equivalent performance that are not only 100% recyclable, but also have a significantly lower carbon footprint,” the company said.