The journey starts here
Trifilon works to ensure that its bio-based materials can be used in existing production processes, and we continually strive to develop new sustainable production technologies that will help to lower manufacturing footprints for a broad range of products. Our business is helping manufacturers take a first sustainable step – including an organic, renewable feedstock in their production cycle – to satisfy customers who want a green choice without sacrificing quality. Our brand and tag help manufacturers communicate that they are committed to developing sustainable production processes.
Trifilon is committed to the highest standard of quality for its materials so as to offer an immediate bio-based alternative to conventional plastics. We test our materials for consistency, safety, and quality to ensure that purchasers can rely on us as a supplier. The plant fibers in Trifilon's biocomposites also often make for improved end products. Trifilon's materials are lighter than conventional polymers, frequently a plus from a design perspective and always from an energy savings perspective because less energy is used in several stages of transport. Additionally products with our injection and compression molding material can be stiffer and more durable because of the hemp fibers. Trifilon want products that use our materials to perform as well or better than those using conventional polymers.
Trifilon delivers green alternatives that you can use right now. When delivered our products meet your requirements for manufacturing, design, and building. BioLite® is used with conventional injection molding machines. BioForm® is used with standard compression molding equipment. And BioPhon® is transported and installed in construction just as any other acoustic treatment material. Our adherence to the highest quality standards means that the transition to a sustainable-choice product is painless. We want products using our biocomposites to outperform those with conventional plastics. And ease of use in the manufacturing stage ensures that manufacturers can maintain the performance aspects of their products while taking their first green step.
Our biocomposites have an organic look that communicates that you considered sustainability when choosing materials for your product. Components that are made from our injection molding granulates can be marbled with the plant fibers if so desired. Products using our compression molding material can be designed to resemble a stiffened, natural-fiber fabric. As more consumers are becoming eco-minded, more designers are choosing an organic aesthetic to communicate sustainability merits. Trifilon's tag and logo also communicate that your product includes a bio-based material, an easy way that the product will stand out on shelves as a sustainable choice. Including organic material in your product may also qualify it for eco-choice or bio-based certifications and stamps like the USDA BioPreferred program.
The road ahead
Trifilon offers three families of materials in different grades each involving renewable feedstocks. Currently our main bio-ingredient is industrial-grade hemp sourced from responsible EU farmers. Trifilon endeavors to develop new processes and technologies for including plant materials in our production processes. We have several pilot projects underway that will result in even greener manufacturing materials. We are currently researching, for example, the use of Nordic-grown flax as a feedstock for some applications.
The polymers in our materials are sourced responsibly and are safe in regards to VOC emissions and migration. And we are currently investigating methods to use recycled polymers for some grades of our high-performance materials. Trifilon’s proprietary technology, which uses long-fiber plants as a reinforcing agent, is a way to ensure the consistency of recycled polymers for use in manufacturing. A number of large manufacturers have expressed interest in this research for their assembly lines. Switching to a high-grade recycled plastic stock in a production line would reduce material costs substantially and drastically reduce reliance on fossil-based plastics. Manufacturers would be able to say to customers that the product is made from recycled plastics plus plant fiber.