PLASTIC POLLUTION:
A WAKE-UP CALL

Last year, we consumed globally more than 335 million tonnes of plastics, of which packaging, mostly single use, accounted for 84 million tonnes. Unfortunately, we only collect about 14% for recycling and only 2% of all packaging waste are recycled into a product of the same quality. Even more worrying, 40% end-up in landfill or incineration, and a shocking 32% leak uncontrolled into the environment.

It’s time to re-think

With plastic consumption expected to grow to 1,225 million tonnes by 2050, we cannot continue as before. But instead of demonising and outright banning conventional plastics, we should re-think our relationship with plastics. Plastics play an important role in our life: Making it safer and more hygienic, keeping us warm, reducing energy consumption for transport, and prolonging foods’ shelf life.

The way forward

We need to move from a linear to a circular economy, which requires us to design packaging in a way that we:

  • Minimise packaging material usage;
  • Increase share of recycled materials;
  • Build-in reusability and recyclability;
  • Make packaging biodegradable wherever there is a risk of it leaking into the environment.

Our contribution

We want to help mankind “enjoy plastics guilt-free”. To achieve this, we’re enabling the packaging industry to overcome today’s bioplastic conundrum of lack of functionality, higher prices, and small volumes by:

  • Bringing to market a functional bioplastics – our GuiltfreePlastics® could technically replace 90% todays polyethylene applications;
  • Closing the cost gap between conventional packaging with sustainable flexible packaging solutions that are 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable;
  • Creating a scalable and reliable supply chain by licensing our BIOPAR® Technology to compounders around the world.

Learn more about our current product range for bags of all kinds and flexible packaging, as well as our offer for brand owners to co-develop packaging at our bioplastics application centre.

 

 

BAGS OF ALL KINDS

Our BIOPAR® FG 1000-1030 P range is ideal for bags of all kinds:

  • For vegetable bags: Our transparent 8 micron film beats any product in the market on strength and transparency;
  • For shopping bags: Our white shopping bag grade wins on strength as well as impeccable white colour dispersion – making it a winner with supermarkets;
  • For garbage bags: Our products hold liquids and don’t melt even when exposed to hot coffee powder or tea bags.

Learn more about our existing product range.

Want to know what differentiates GuiltfreePlastics®?

Learn more about our BIOPAR® Technology.

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING

Our GuiltfreePlastics® are a functional bioplastic that can be used for a variety of primary and secondary packaging. But instead of PE, packaging made with our material can be:

  • Up to 90% renewable resourced
  • 100% recyclable – both post industrial as well as post consumer
  • 100% biodegradable – both in industrial as well as home composting

We have products for today’s bioplastics applications and invite brand owners to codevelop with us more complex packaging solutions.

 

Today’s bioplastics applications

Even with the standard features of our BIOPAR® FG 1000-1030 P range, you can produce flexible packaging for the following applications:

  • Cereals
  • Bread / Baking products
  • Fruits / Vegetables
  • Frozen Foods
  • Goods requiring protective layer

Learn more about our existing product range.

Emerging bioplastics applications

With its adjustable barrier properties, high transparency, good mechanical properties, and excellent recyclability, GuiltfreePlastics® are ideal for complex packaging. That’s why we have invested in an industrial-scale bioplastics application centre. We invite brand owners to identify “lighthouse products” and to co-develop with us sustainable flexible packaging solutions.

Learn more about our offer for brand owners and our bioplastics application centre.

Want to know what differentiates GuiltfreePlastics®?

Learn more about our BIOPAR® Technology.

PRODUCT RANGE

Our BIOPAR® FG 1000-1030 P range is ideal for bags of all kinds, secondary packaging, as well as paper coating applications.

Key differentiators:

  • Transparency
  • Overall strength
  • Puncture resistance
  • Colour dispersion

For available products see below.

Product name:
BIOPAR® FG 1000 P

Typical applications:

  • Paper Coating

Colours:

  • Transparent

Green carbon content:
TBC

Renewable content:
65%+

Certificates:

 

Product name:
BIOPAR® FG 1013 P

Typical applications:

  • Vegetable bags
  • Shopping bags
  • Garbage bags
  • Secondary packaging

Colours:

  • Transparent
  • White
  • Any other colour

Green carbon content:
40%+ (ISO 16620-2)

Renewable content:
52%

Certificates:

Download TDS here.

Product name:
BIOPAR® FG 1020 P

Typical applications:

  • Vegetable bags
  • Shopping bags
  • Garbage bags
  • Secondary packaging

Colours:

  • Transparent
  • White
  • Any other colour

Green carbon content:
30%+ (ISO 16620-2)

Renewable content:
42%

Certificates:

Download TDS here.

Interested?

Then let’s talk about where you can buy pellets made using our BIOPAR® Technology.

Interested?

Then let’s talk about where you can buy pellets made using our BIOPAR® Technology.

Marc-Henry de Jong
Chief Commercial Officer
+351-919-480574