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good natured™: Environmentally friendly packaging solutions.

Update: good natured™ Acquires Ex-Tech's Bioplastic Division.

Ex-Tech Plastics is the exclusive North American manufacturer and distributor of good natured™ plant-based thermoplastic sheets. From the commitment to using the maximum possible renewable resources, to the hazardous chemicals you'll be able to eliminate from your packaging, to good natured's love for working with customers to make new things possible, let us help you kick fossil fuels to the curb in style!

Learn more about good natured™


Made from over 99% plant-based, renewable resources
Up to 78% reduction in carbon emissions during polymer manufacturing*
Excellent flavor and aroma barrier
Superior print and lamination
High gloss and transparency
Stiffness allows for down gauging
Food contact approved
Superior visual qualities
High modulus
Can be certified compostable in industrial facilities

End Uses

Ready meals and in-store prepared food packaging
Bakery, Produce and Deli packaging
Thermoformed hinged packaging
Tray packaging
*0.62 kg CO2 eq. / kg polymer for Ingeo® biopolymer compared to 2.73 kg CO2 eq. / kg polymer for PET produced in the US. http://www.natureworksllc.com/What-is-Ingeo/Why-it-Matters/Eco-Profile


Derived from annually renewable resources, Ex-Tech Plastics good natured™ biopolymer sheet gives you an environmentally friendly packaging solution with competitive cost value performance compared to traditional materials. Designed with thermoforming applications in mind, good natured™ complies with FDA and European requirements for food packaging.

Made from plants, good natured™ requires less non-renewable energy and generates significantly less greenhouse gas in comparison to oil based plastics making it a popular choice with companies concerned about the environmental impact of their plastic products.

good natured™ Market Applications

Natural and organic food products are experiencing tremendous popularity and sales growth. The same consumers that care so much about what they eat care just as much about how their food is packaged. When packaging matters, Ex-Tech Plastics sheet made from good natured™ biopolymer is the optimal solution.

Made from dextrose, a natural sugar derived from plant starch, good natured™ gives you the ability to make environmentally sensitive products that complement and add value to the products they contain.

Ex-Tech Value-Added Services

  • Custom colors
  • Sheeting
  • Custom Compounding
  • Laminating
  • Embossing
  • Coating
  • Corona Treating
  • Co-Extrusion
  • Special Packaging Services
  • Warehousing

Product Information and Technical Data

Typical Material Properties
TFF02000 "The Workhorse"
Physical Properties Standard Method TFF02000
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.24
Melt Flow Index (190 ÂșC, 2.16 kg), g/10 min ASTM D1238 6-8
Haze (18 mils), % ASTM D1003 5
Clarity transparent
Mechanical properties
Ultimate Tensile Strength, psi (MPa) ASTM D882 7 800 (54)
Tensile Modulus, psi (MPa) ASTM D882 464 000 (3 200)
Elongation at Break (%) ASTM D882 7
Gardner Impact Resistance, 18 mil, MFE, lbf.in (J) ASTM D5420 5 (0.56)
Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications
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