FibreTuff® Technology

Innovative Plastics and Molding, Inc. (IPM) President Robert Joyce has been working on biopolymer technology advancement since 2001 when aquiring an inline compounding sheet extrusion line. Through creative thinking, novel ideas and persistence the company has progressed to help lead in sustainable materials and innovative parts.

The FibreTuff®  pellets are one example of the companies hard work, dedication and belief that this product can make a difference.FibreTuff pellets are a compressed, low moisture biopolymer compound with increased adhesion and heat resistance. FibreTuff pellet products can be mixed with virgin, recycled or compounded polyolefin or polyamide to create a hybrid alloy composition for a molded part. Molded parts using FibreTuff® pellets are protected by U.S. patents.


Any of the following patents can be licensed from Innovative Plastics and Molding, Inc.

Molded Parts made with "FibreTuff®"

  • MOLDED ARTICLE   U.S patent 7,214,420
  • MOLDED ARTICLE   Canadian Patent 2,547,523
  • WOOD COMPOSITE ALLOY COMPOSITION HAVING A COMPATIBILIZER THAT IMPROVES THE ABILITY TO PROCESS AND COMPRESS CELLULOSIC FIBER. U.S. Patent 7,994,241

Composition of matter for thermoplastic biopolymer "FibreTuff®"

  • CELLULOSIC INCLUSIONS THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITION AND MOLDING PARTS THEREOF. U.S. Patent 8,546,470

Composition of matter for thermoplastic biopolymer "FibreTuff®"    

  • CELLULOSIC INCLUSIONS THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITION AND MOLDING PARTS THEREOF. U.S. Patent 9,109,118                                            


USPTO Registered Trademark FibreTuff® S/N 85/955,521


FibreTuff® pellet products separates itself from the competition for many reasons. These biopolymer pellets have better adhesion for increased strength. Second, superior heat stability for wider process window and better re cycle ability. Third, low moisture content and has a resistance to mold, fungi and mildew. Fourth, increased toughness, having excellent pellet hardness with less pellet fracture and fines during transport .Parts made with previous wpc technology that have thin walls and heavy fiber loadings without adequate adhesion can crack and collect mold. The part below was exposed to 6 years of outdoor weathering.



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