Wondering why you should bother with bioplastics?

The answer to this question is astonishingly simply: On the supply side, oil and gas, the main raw materials used for today’s plastic production, are getting scarcer every year (and are ultimately finite). And on the demand side, an ever-growing number of consumers demand a ‘greener solution’ without giving-up on the convenience offered by plastics.

With this in mind, we as an industry need to find a way to produce plastics from a renewable resource and make it biodegradable. In 2014 we acquired the BIOPAR® Technology, which meets both these criteria and allows to produce:

Product range

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;
  • For garbage bags: Our products hold liquids and don’t melt even when exposed to hot coffee powder or tea bags.

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TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

 

The good news: GuiltfreePlastics™ made with our patented BIOPAR® Technology can technically replace 90% of today’s polyethylene applications – though admittedly, at least today, it doesn’t make economical sense for all of them. It is a question of scale and product availability.

In the short-term we envisage the initial use of GuiltfreePlastics™ in the following fields of application:

How does it work?
Learn more about our BIOPAR® Technology.

BIOPAR® BIO-BASED

BIOPAR® Bio-based is a bioplastic, which contains some bio-based material as a raw material. This means, technically it is a hybrid consisting of both oil-based polymers and some from a renewable source. The final product lacks any biodegradability capabilities.

Technical features

  • No difference in quality to oil-based polymers
  • Equal or similar costs as oil-based polymers
  • Includes up to 40% bio-based material

Typical applications

BIOPAR® Bio-based is ideal for any type of durable plastic applications or barrier films used for modified atmospheric packaging.

 

How does it work?
Learn more about our BIOPAR® Technology.

BIOPAR® BIODEGRADABLE

BIOPAR® Biodegradable is a biodegradable bioplastics, which contains only biodegradable raw materials.

Technical features

  • 100% biodegradable
  • Up to 60% of bio-based materials
  • Compostable according to DIN13432

Typical applications

BIOPAR® Biodegradable is ideal for all kinds of bags, most packaging applications, caps & closures, primary and secondary packaging film, trays and cutlery, and all other plastic applications that need to be at least 100% compostable according to DIN 13432.

How does it work?
Learn more about our BIOPAR® Technology.

BIOPAR® BIO-NEUTRAL

BIOPAR® Bio-neutral is our most environmentally friendly bioplastics. It can be based on up to 90% of bio-based materials from renewable sources and it is 100% biodegradable.

Typical applications

BIOPAR® Bio-neutral is ideal for hygiene applications (especially in biohazard areas), packaging applications with a high-level risk of irresponsible disposal. It offers also great potential for caps & closures, primary and secondary packaging film, trays and cutlery, and all plastic material used on cruise or freight vessels.

 

 

How does it work?
Learn more about our BIOPAR® Technology.