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  • Technical Articles & Blog | GAIA BioMaterials

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  • GAIA BioMaterials | Sweden

    Just like plastic. Is not. Imagine a material that can be used like plastic. Works like plastic. Looks like plastic. But that is beyond plastic. Does not leave any microplastics. One that decomposes and results in 80% less CO2 emissions. We have developed and make that material. It’s called Biodolomer and it can change your business. Read more here Featured Solutions Materials Under Development GAIA is currently developing several different materials for various applications. Biodolomer® F 900470 Biodolomer® F 900470 offers a great down gauging potential for thin film applications like carrier bags, breathable films, etc. Biodolomer® F 900480 Biodolomer® F offers a great down gauging potential for thin film applications like carrier bags, waste bags, etc. Biodolomer® F 900465 Biodolomer® F 900465 offers a great down gauging potential needed for thin film applications like fruit & greens pouches, etc. Biodolomer® F 900515 Biodolomer® F offers a great down gauging potential for thin film applications like carrier bags, waste bags, etc. Biodolomer® T 900290 Biodolomer® T 900290 is a thermoforming material suitable for trays, pots, plates, etc. Biodolomer® T 900494 Biodolomer® T 900442 is a thermoforming material developed to withstand high temperatures. Biodolomer® I 900236 Biodolomer® I 900236 is a biodegradable biomaterial developed for the injection molding process. Biodolomer® F 900186 Biodolomer® F offers a great down gauging potential needed for thin film applications, like wrap film Biodolomer® F 900310 Biodolomer® F 900310 offers a great down gauging potential needed for thin film applications like ties for plants, bags, etc. See more solutions Latest news Merchant Leads the Way in Sweden: Starts with Compostable Grocery Bags Before Tax is Removed The Swedish so-called “plastic bag tax” was introduced in 2020 to reduce the use of plastic bags, However - the 3 SEK (Eur 0,30) tex per bag was also imposed on biodegradable bags and more or less instantly killed the entire market for them. The tax will be removed this autumn, but Filip Cronberg, who runs the ICA Kvantum supermarket in the south Swedish town of Klippan, is reintroducing compostable bags already now. – Both the customers and we have missed them, and now we are bringing them back. Even though there will be a few months where they are still taxed… Press release 10 juni 2024 More BPI Certifications for Gaia Biomaterials Allow for New Compostable Products Swedish company GAIA Biomaterials' limestone-based bioplastic material Biodolomer has received more compostability certifications from BPI in the USA. The new certifications cover Biodolomer T and enable the production of compostable products that require rigid materials, such as drinking mugs and food trays. Press release 20 maj 2024 Gaia Biomaterials goes west! Last month, we received the first US Compostability certificate for our “nonplastic” material, Biodolomer. Biodolomer is a limestone-based bioplastic that can replace fossil plastic in almost any application. News 3 maj 2024 GAIA Biomaterials receives US compostability certificate for limestone based bioplastic GAIA Biomaterials limestone-based bioplastic material Biodolomer has just been certified for compostability by BPI in the USA. Since before Biodolomer had a similar European certification by TÜV Austria. — Now we can show brands and customers that Biodolomer is certified by the two most respected authorities in the world, says CEO Peter Stenström News 19 apr. 2024 Gaia Biomaterials secure $5 million rights issue. Gaia Biomaterials has successfully concluded a $5 million rights issue. The rights issue is backed by the Swedish state owned greentech venture capital fund Almi Invest Greentech, and private international and domestic investors. Funds will be used to expand market penetration in the United States, India, and other targeted markets. News 3 apr. 2024 Som plast. Men absolut inte. Någonstans har du antagligen sett en sak som säger att den är komposterbar. Fast den ser ut som och känns som plast. Och nu undrar du antagligen över hur i hela fridens namn det går till. Och det ska vi förklara. News 18 jan. 2024 Compostable fishing nets: An end to Ghost Nets in the oceans? Ghost nets lost from fishing boats become deadly traps for marine wildlife, persisting for centuries. Now a South African/Swedish joint venture aims at ending the problem with compostable fishing nets. News 20 dec. 2023 Compostable beer cups at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Last weekend was the first time a major global sports event used compostable bioplastic beer cups. At the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, 150,000 beer cups of compostable Biodolomer, reduced waste, microplastics and CO2 to a minimum. News 28 nov. 2023 Finance Manager Tobias Wilbs to GAIA BioMaterials. We are happy to welcome our new Finance Manager Tobias Wilbs to GAIA BioMaterials. News 20 nov. 2023 Banana tree bags Growing bananas in plastic bags? Switch to compostable Biodolomer bags instead. News 20 nov. 2023 See more news Production methods Industries Technical Center About Us

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    News & Media GAIA startpage Press releases & news Press releases PRESS RELEASES LinkedIn GAIA on LinkedIn Youtube GAIA on Youtube Our latest news Here you can find the latest news published by GAIA BioMaterials about our products, projects, and other areas of importance. Enjoy! loading categories... Merchant Leads the Way in Sweden: Starts with Compostable Grocery Bags Before Tax is Removed The Swedish so-called “plastic bag tax” was introduced in 2020 to reduce the use of plastic bags, However - the 3 SEK (Eur 0,30) tex per bag was also imposed on biodegradable bags and more or less instantly killed the entire market for them. The tax will be removed this autumn, but Filip Cronberg, who runs the ICA Kvantum supermarket in the south Swedish town of Klippan, is reintroducing compostable bags already now. – Both the customers and we have missed them, and now we are bringing them back. Even though there will be a few months where they are still taxed… Press release 10 juni 2024 More BPI Certifications for Gaia Biomaterials Allow for New Compostable Products Swedish company GAIA Biomaterials' limestone-based bioplastic material Biodolomer has received more compostability certifications from BPI in the USA. The new certifications cover Biodolomer T and enable the production of compostable products that require rigid materials, such as drinking mugs and food trays. Press release 20 maj 2024 Gaia Biomaterials goes west! Last month, we received the first US Compostability certificate for our “nonplastic” material, Biodolomer. Biodolomer is a limestone-based bioplastic that can replace fossil plastic in almost any application. News 3 maj 2024 GAIA Biomaterials receives US compostability certificate for limestone based bioplastic GAIA Biomaterials limestone-based bioplastic material Biodolomer has just been certified for compostability by BPI in the USA. Since before Biodolomer had a similar European certification by TÜV Austria. — Now we can show brands and customers that Biodolomer is certified by the two most respected authorities in the world, says CEO Peter Stenström News 19 apr. 2024 Gaia Biomaterials secure $5 million rights issue. Gaia Biomaterials has successfully concluded a $5 million rights issue. The rights issue is backed by the Swedish state owned greentech venture capital fund Almi Invest Greentech, and private international and domestic investors. Funds will be used to expand market penetration in the United States, India, and other targeted markets. News 3 apr. 2024 Som plast. Men absolut inte. Någonstans har du antagligen sett en sak som säger att den är komposterbar. Fast den ser ut som och känns som plast. Och nu undrar du antagligen över hur i hela fridens namn det går till. Och det ska vi förklara. News 18 jan. 2024 Compostable fishing nets: An end to Ghost Nets in the oceans? Ghost nets lost from fishing boats become deadly traps for marine wildlife, persisting for centuries. Now a South African/Swedish joint venture aims at ending the problem with compostable fishing nets. News 20 dec. 2023 Compostable beer cups at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Last weekend was the first time a major global sports event used compostable bioplastic beer cups. At the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, 150,000 beer cups of compostable Biodolomer, reduced waste, microplastics and CO2 to a minimum. News 28 nov. 2023 Finance Manager Tobias Wilbs to GAIA BioMaterials. We are happy to welcome our new Finance Manager Tobias Wilbs to GAIA BioMaterials. News 20 nov. 2023 Banana tree bags Growing bananas in plastic bags? Switch to compostable Biodolomer bags instead. News 20 nov. 2023 CONTINUED STRONG GROWTH GLOBALLY FOR BIOMATERIALS The market for biomaterials continues to show strong growth, despite a global downturn in the demand for plastics during the pandemic and the introduction of disappointing European legislation for single-use plastics, according to a market study by the nova-institute. News 12 juli 2023 WORRYING LEVELS OF OCEANIC MICROPLASTICS FOUND DURING THE OCEAN RACE Oceanic microplastics remain one of the main environmental challenges ahead. The preliminary results reported by this year’s edition of The Ocean Race added further food for thought, as microplastics were found even in the remote waters of the southern Atlantic Ocean – a route seldom traveled. News 12 juli 2023 BIODOLOMER® FOR 3D PRINTING – A GOOD CHOICE FROM EVERY ANGLE Forward-thinking companies are offering 3D filaments made of Biodolomer® to clients that don’t want to choose between excellent 3D machinability and the environment. And why should they, when they can have both? News 12 juli 2023 GAIA BIOMATERIALS SETS ITS SIGHTS ON THE MULCH FILM MARKET As a leading developer of biodegradable and compostable biomaterials, GAIA has monitored the challenges associated with the mulch film market for a long time. Knowing fully well that the development of a challenging new product is a marathon, rather than a sprint, GAIA has worked methodically to bridge the hurdles associated with mulch film materials before entering the final development phase. News 12 juli 2023 GREENPEACE: RECYCLING MAKES PLASTICS MORE TOXIC A recently published Greenpeace report claims that recycling increases the toxicity of recycled plastic. According to the report, which draws its conclusions from several different reports and research articles, most plastics contain toxic chemicals from the start, to begin with, but by recycling them, further toxic chemicals can be added due to contamination in the plastic waste stream and the recycling process itself. News 12 juli 2023 SISTERS EU PROJECT STOP FOOD WASTE CAMPAIGM #StopFoodWasteDay Did you know that it's fully possible to write content that does not actually say anything but you can make it look like its very interesting. Press release (non regulatory) 12 juli 2023 NET VALUE; HOW GAIA IS WORKING ON SAVING THE OCEANS, ONE FISHING NET AT THE TIME One of GAIA’s most exciting R&D projects is the development of biodegradable fishing nets. Fishing nets rank among the most prioritized applications to find a sustainable solution for, with an estimated 640000 tons of fishing gear lost or dumped in the oceans annually, with “ghost fishing” causing tremendous harm to marine life. The ambition is to present a commercially viable offer by 2025. News 12 juli 2023 THE CATCHGREEN PROJECT'S WEBSITE IS LAUNCHED As part of the Catchgreen project, GAIA is proud to announce the launch of the project's website. News 12 juli 2023 Load more

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    Job Listing GAIA startpage Career All our open positions Sales Manager to GAIA BioMaterials Read more As Sales Manager, you will be responsible for developing and expanding our sales in the European market. Your key contribution will be as a stakeholder for business development and your ambition is to add value to the organization and drive development both strategically and operatively. Load more GAIA is always looking for bright and ambitious people to join us; be it as Employees, Distributors or Agents. Below you will find the opportunities we currently offer to the right candidates. We don't have any open positions right now. Please come back again later.

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    Biodolomer® F 900515 GAIA startpage 900515 Biodolomer® F 900515 is a biodegradable biomaterial developed for film blowing applications. It is certified for home composting. It is basically a compound of a biodegradable aliphatic-aromatic copolyester (PBAT), minerals, and plant based oils. Biodolomer® F 900515 offers a great down gauging potential needed for thin film applications like carrier bags, waste bags, aprons, breathable films, etc. Biodolomer® F exhibits the following properties: Processing temperature between 140 - 155 Celsius Excellent process-ability on conventional blown film lines Down gauging to 10 μm possible, typical thicknesses: 18 - 120 μm Good mechanical properties Wet strength (e. g. Organic waste bag applications) Excellent welding properties Decor printable by water-based flexo printing Certified biodegradable at ambient temperatures up to 70 μm Ready to use grade The typical blow-up ratios are between 1:2.5 and 1:3. Trials are always recommended to assess the quality of the final product. Property Unit Test method Grade 900515 Typical Basic Material properties of grade 900515 Certification of Compostability and Biodegrade Biodolomer® F fulfills the requirements of the existing standards for compostable and biodegradable polymers because it is degraded by microorganisms. The biodegradation process in soil depends on the specific environment (climate, soil quality, population of microorganisms). Food Regulatory Status Biodolomer® F is one of the few compostable polymers, that complies in its composition with the European foodstuff legislation for food contact, EU Directive 10 / 2011 / EC with amendment 2023/1442. Specific limitations and more details are given on request. The converter or packer has to check the suitability of the article for the application. Form supplied and Storage Biodolomer® F is supplied as lenticular pellets in 1 t big bags. any time. Storage time of unopened bags is at least 12 months at room temperature (23 °C). Applications Biodolomer® F has been developed for the conversion to flexible films using blown film process. In view of numerous factors influencing functionality and shelf life of Biodolomer® films and finished articles made thereof the production parameters have to be tested by the converters before utilization. Additionally sufficient field tests are required to ensure the right functionality of the articles made from Biodolomer® F. Note The information submitted in this document is based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application, these data do not relieve processors of the responsibility of carrying out their own tests and experiments; neither do they imply any legally binding assurance for a special purpose. It is the responsibility of those to whom we supply our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed. Datasheet updated 2024-06-14 11:45 (supersedes all previous editions) Download as PDF

  • Technical data sheet | GAIA BioMaterials

    Technical data sheet GAIA starpage Technical center Technical data sheet Find technical data sheet See data sheet Biodolomer® I 900392-7 See data sheet Biodolomer® I 900392-2 See data sheet Biodolomer® I 900362 See data sheet Biodolomer® T 900442 See data sheet Biodolomer® T 900353 See data sheet Biodolomer® E 900492 See data sheet Biodolomer® E 900328 See data sheet Biodolomer® F 900387 See data sheet Materials Under Development See data sheet Biodolomer® F 900470 See data sheet Biodolomer® F 900480 See data sheet Biodolomer® F 900465 Product applications Production methods Select production methods Industry Select industry Industry application Select industry application Results(18) Clear filter load more

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    Biodolomer® E 900328 GAIA startpage 900328 Biodolomer® E 900328 is a biomaterial developed for the extrusion of thin tube, pipe and straws. It is basically a compound of a biodegradable aliphatic aromatic copolyester (PBAT), PLA, and minerals. Property Unit Test method Grade 900328 Typical Basic Material properties of grade 900328 Certification of Compostability and Biodegrade Biodolomer® E fulfills the requirements of the existing standards for compostable and biodegradable polymers because it can be degraded by microorganisms. The biodegradation process in soil depends on the specific environment (climate, soil quality, population of microorganisms). Food Regulatory Status Biodolomer® E is one of the few compostable polymers, that complies in its composition with the European foodstuff legislation for food contact, EU Directive 10 / 2011 / EC with amendment 2023/1442. Specific limitations and more details are given on request. The converter or packer has to check the suitability of the article for the application. Form supplied and Storage Biodolomer® E is supplied as lenticular pellets in 1 t big bags. any time. Storage time of unopened bags is at least 12 months at room temperature (23 °C). Applications Biodolomer® E has been developed for the conversion to extruded thin tubes. Typical applications are straws for drinks & beverages. In view of numerous factors influencing the functionality and shelf life of Biodolomer® E finished articles the production parameters have to be tested by the converters before utilization. Note The information submitted in this document is based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application, these data do not relieve processors of the responsibility of carrying out their own tests and experiments; neither do they imply any legally binding assurance for a special purpose. It is the responsibility of those to whom we supply our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed. Datasheet updated 2024-06-12 9:30 (supersedes all previous editions) Download as PDF

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    Biodolomer® T 900442 GAIA startpage 900442 Biodolomer® T 90442 is a biodegradable biomaterial developed for the thermoforming process, with focus on drinking cups. Bidolomer® T is based on renewable resources. Biodolomer® T exhibits the following properties: • Medium strength and stiffness • High water vapor transmission rate ( WVTR ) • High melt strength: MFI (190 °C, 2.16 kg): 7 g • Good processability on conventional sheet extrusion lines up to 180 °C • Printable without corona treatment Trials are always recommended to assess the quality of the final product. Property Unit Test method Grade 900442 Typical Basic Material properties of grade 900442 Certification of Compostability and Biodegrade Biodolomer® T fulfills the requirements of the existing standards for compostable and biodegradable polymers because it can be degraded by microorganisms. The biodegradation process in soil depends on the specific environment (climate, soil quality, population of microorganisms). Food Regulatory Status Biodolomer® T is one of the few compostable polymers, that complies in its composition with the European foodstuff legislation for food contact, EU Directive 10 / 2011 / EC with amendment 2023/1442. Specific limitations and more details are given on request. The converter or packer has to check the suitability of the article for the application. Form supplied and Storage Biodolomer® T is supplied as lenticular pellets in big bags. Temperatures during transportation and storage may not exceed 60 °C at any time. Storage time of unopened bags may not surpass 12 months at room temperature (23 °C). Applications Biodolomer® T has been developed for the conversion to extruded films from 0.3 - 8 mm thickness using a sheet extrusion process with subsequent thermoforming operation. Typical applications are packaging film for cups, trays, boards, and other thermoformed containers or articles. In view of numerous factors influencing the functionality and shelf life of Biodolomer® films and finished articles made thereof, the production parameters have to be tested by the converters before utilization. Note The information submitted in this document is based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application, these data do not relieve processors of the responsibility of carrying out their own tests and experiments; neither do they imply any legally binding assurance for a special purpose. It is the responsibility of those to whom we supply our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed. Datasheet updated 2024-06-12 9:30 (supersedes all previous editions) Download as PDF

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    Biodolomer® F 900470 GAIA startpage 900470 Biodolomer® F 900470 is a biodegradable biomaterial developed for film blowing applications. It is certified for home composting. It is basically a compound of a biodegradable aliphatic-aromatic copolyester (PBAT), minerals, and plant based oils. Biodolomer® F 900470 offers a great down gauging potential needed for thin film applications like carrier bags, waste bags, aprons, breathable films, etc. Biodolomer® F exhibits the following properties: Processing temperature between 140 - 155 Celsius Excellent process-ability on conventional blown film lines Down gauging to 10 μm possible, typical thicknesses: 18 - 120 μm Good mechanical properties Wet strength (e. g. Organic waste bag applications) Excellent welding properties Decor printable by water-based flexo printing Certified biodegradable at ambient temperatures up to 70 μm Ready to use grade The typical blow-up ratios are between 1:2.5 and 1:3. Trials are always recommended to assess the quality of the final product. Property Unit Test method Grade 900470 Typical Basic Material properties of grade 900470 Certification of Compostability and Biodegrade Biodolomer® F fulfills the requirements of the existing standards for compostable and biodegradable polymers because it is degraded by microorganisms. The biodegradation process in soil depends on the specific environment (climate, soil quality, population of microorganisms). Food Regulatory Status Biodolomer® F is one of the few compostable polymers, that complies in its composition with the European foodstuff legislation for food contact, EU Directive 10 / 2011 / EC with amendment 2023/1442. Specific limitations and more details are given on request. The converter or packer has to check the suitability of the article for the application. Form supplied and Storage Biodolomer® F is supplied as lenticular pellets in 1 t big bags. Storage time of unopened bags is at least 12 months at room temperature (23 °C). Applications Biodolomer® F has been developed for the conversion to flexible films using the blown film process. In view of numerous factors influencing the functionality and shelf life of Biodolomer® films and finished articles made thereof, the production parameters have to be tested by the converters before utilization. Additionally, sufficient field tests are required to ensure the right functionality of the articles made from Biodolomer® F. Note The information submitted in this document is based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application, these data do not relieve processors of the responsibility of carrying out their own tests and experiments; neither do they imply any legally binding assurance for a special purpose. It is the responsibility of those to whom we supply our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed. Datasheet updated 2024-06-12 9:30 (supersedes all previous editions) Download as PDF

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    Biodolomer® T 900353 GAIA startpage 900353 Biodolomer® T 900353 is a biodegradable biomaterial developed for the thermoforming process, with focus on drinking cups. Bidolomer® T 900353 is based on renewable resources. Biodolomer® T exhibits the following properties: • High strength and stiffness • High water vapor transmission rate ( WVTR ) • High melt strength: MFI (190 °C, 2.16 kg): 4 g • Good thermal stability up to 200 °C • Good processability on conventional sheet extrusion lines up to 180 °C Trials are always recommended to assess the quality of the final product. Property Unit Test method Grade 900353 Typical Basic Material properties of grade 900353 Certification of Compostability and Biodegrade Biodolomer® T fulfills the requirements of the existing standards for compostable and biodegradable polymers because it can be degraded by microorganisms. The biodegradation process in soil depends on the specific environment (climate, soil quality, population of microorganisms). Food Regulatory Status Biodolomer® T is one of the few compostable polymers, that complies in its composition with the European foodstuff legislation for food contact, EU Directive 10 / 2011 / EC with amendment 2023/1442. Specific limitations and more details are given on request. The converter or packer has to check the suitability of the article for the application. Form supplied and Storage Biodolomer® T is supplied as lenticular pellets in big bags. Temperatures during transportation and storage may not exceed 60 °C at any time. Storage time of unopened bags may not surpass 12 months at room temperature (23 °C). Applications Biodolomer® T has been developed for the conversion to extruded films from 0.3 - 8 mm thickness using a sheet extrusion process with subsequent thermoforming operation. Typical applications are packaging film for cups, trays, boards, and other thermoformed containers or articles. In view of numerous factors influencing the functionality and shelf life of Biodolomer® films and finished articles made thereof, the production parameters have to be tested by the converters before utilization. Note The information submitted in this document is based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application, these data do not relieve processors of the responsibility of carrying out their own tests and experiments; neither do they imply any legally binding assurance for a special purpose. It is the responsibility of those to whom we supply our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed. Datasheet updated 2024-06-12 9:30 (supersedes all previous editions) Download as PDF

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    Biodolomer® I 900392-2 GAIA startpage 900392-2 Biodolomer® I 900392-2 is a biomaterial developed for the injection molding process for medium flexible applications. It is used for screw cap and drinking cup applications. Bidolomer® I is made from renewable resources. Property Unit Test method Grade 900392-2 Typical Basic Material properties of grade 900392-2 Certification of Compostability and Biodegrade Biodolomer® I fulfills the requirements of the existing standards for industrial composting. Food Regulatory Status Biodolomer® I is one of the few compostable polymers, that complies in its composition with the European foodstuff legislation for food contact, EU Directive 10 / 2011 / EC with amendment 2023/1442. Specific limitations and more details are given on request. The converter or packer has to check the suitability of the article for the application. Form supplied and Storage Biodolomer® I is supplied as lenticular pellets in big bags. Temperatures during transportation and storage may not exceed 60 °C at any time. Storage time of unopened bags may not surpass 12 months at room temperature(*). (*) 23 °C Applications Injection-moldable products made from Biodolomer® I benefit from an optimum balance of rigidity and toughness. Biodolomer® I is very versatile in its range of applications by injection molding. They also enable customers to produce biodegradable plastic components on conventional injection molding machines. With our innovative Biodolomer® I grade, it is possible not only to fill thin-walled molds but also to achieve cycle times comparable with standard materials in the packaging industry. Furthermore, Biodolomer® I exhibit a noticeably increased flowability relative to comparable biodegradable injection molding grades. Note The information submitted in this document is based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application, these data do not relieve processors of the responsibility of carrying out their own tests and experiments; neither do they imply any legally binding assurance for a special purpose. It is the responsibility of those to whom we supply our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed. Datasheet updated 2024-06-12 9:30 (supersedes all previous editions) Download as PDF

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