Bioplastics

Environment, energy and water

According to the last report in December 2014 by European Bioplastics, the global production of bioplastic material will increase by more than 400% from 2013 to 2018. Bioplastics are understood to be those that come from renewable sources (totally or partially), biodegradable packaging materials, and those that meet these two characteristics. They are environmentally more sustainable products.

Production from renewable sources can be based on the use of wastewater, organic waste and reduced cost by-products. Biopolymers are generated by fermentation, extractive and polymerization processes, and have various applications, such as containers for food and cosmetics.

Bioplastics, in certain applications, can acquire print, transparency, brightness and barrier properties similar to conventional plastics. Furthermore, they can be recycled with plastics obtained from fossil sources.

Bringing value through…

Profitability

Using low added value products from the company, can increase its profitability.

Low environmental impact

In general, there is an environmental impact decreasement associated with the consumption of materials coming from renewable sources (biopolymers) compared to conventional materials.

Corporate image improvement

Concern for the environment has been accepted in the market so that more “sustainable” products are demanded.

highlighting…

European Project:
PHBOTTLE

PHBOTTLE . Production of biodegradable material through fermentation of byproducts from the food industry

European Project:
SUCCIPACK

SUCCIPACK. Developing sustainable, active and intelligent bioplastic materials, coming from renewable resources.

European Project:
WHEYPACK

WHEYPACK . Obtaining a new 100% biodegradable packaging from the fermentation of whey.

CONTACT

Carlos Enguix

17 years experience in packaging design, packaging suitability of the product and reducing waste
Head of Packaging Technology Department