Some of the well-known bioplastic products you should know

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Bioplastics are becoming an integral part of the environmentally friendly revolution. Globally, scientists and businesses are making efforts to develop bioplastic products. In this article, let's explore some bioplastic products with EuroPlas that you should be acquainted with to contribute to minimizing environmental pollution and safeguarding our ecosystem.

1. Bioplastic products

Bioplastics are a type of plastic material made from natural, renewable resources such as starch, cellulose, proteins, and more. They have several advantages, including being environmentally friendly, recyclable, and suitable for various applications.

Bioplastics can be categorized into two main types:

  • Biodegradable bioplastics: This type of plastic can break down into inorganic and organic compounds under the influence of microorganisms.
  • Biodegradable and thermoplastic bioplastics: These plastics can biodegrade into inorganic and organic substances under the influence of microorganisms and heat.

1.1. Origin of bioplastics

Bioplastics are produced from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable oils, corn starch, rice straw, wood chips, sawdust, recycled food waste, and more. Some types of bioplastics are obtained by directly processing natural biopolymers, including polysaccharides (e.g., starch, cellulose, chitosan, and alginate) and proteins (e.g., soy protein, gluten, and gelatin). 

Others are chemically synthesized from derivatives of sugars (e.g., lactic acid) and lipids (vegetable or animal-based oils and fats), or they are bioengineered through fermentation of sugars or lipids.

Origin of bioplastics

1.2. Some notable bioplastic products you should know

Bioplastic Bags: Bioplastic bags are among the most popular bioplastic products today. They are made from materials like cornstarch, cassava starch, and more, which can naturally decompose within 6-12 months under natural conditions.

  • Bioplastic cups: Bioplastic cups are crafted from ingredients such as cornstarch, cassava starch, and others, with the ability to biodegrade in 6-12 months under natural conditions. These cups are commonly used in coffee shops, bubble tea stores, and restaurants.
  • Bioplastic ballpoint pens: Bioplastic ballpoint pens are manufactured using materials like coffee grounds, sugarcane bagasse, and others. They can naturally decompose in 6-12 months. Bioplastic ballpoint pens offer an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic pens.
  • Bioplastic food packaging: Bioplastic food packaging is made from materials like cornstarch, cassava starch, and others. It can biodegrade within 6-12 months under natural conditions. This type of packaging is often used for dry foods and fresh produce.
  • Bioplastic clothing and footwear: Bioplastic clothing and footwear are created from materials such as cellulose fibers, PLA fibers, and more, with the ability to biodegrade in 6-12 months under natural conditions. They provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic-based clothing and footwear.

In addition to the products mentioned above, bioplastics are also utilized in various other fields, including construction, agriculture, and healthcare.


Some notable bioplastic products you should know

1.3. Advantages of bioplastics

Bioplastics are a type of plastic made from naturally sourced materials like starch, cellulose, proteins, and more. Instead of using fossil resources such as petroleum and natural gas, bioplastics are produced from renewable resources that can be sustainably cultivated and harvested.

  • Bioplastics are derived from renewable raw materials that can be grown and harvested sustainably. This reduces dependence on depleting fossil resources and contributes to environmental conservation.
  • Biodegradable bioplastics can naturally decompose through the action of microorganisms in the natural environment, causing no harm to the environment. This addresses the issue of environmental pollution caused by plastic waste.
  • Thermoplastic bioplastics can be recycled multiple times, reducing plastic waste and conserving resources.
  • The heat resistance and mechanical durability of bioplastics are continuously improving.
  • The production costs of bioplastics are gradually decreasing.
  • Bioplastics find applications in various fields, including packaging, food and beverages, healthcare, agriculture, construction, and more.


Advantages of bioplastics

2. BiONext EuroPlas bioplastic products - a green solution for the future

BiONext bioplastics offer an eco-friendly material solution that allows plastic products to fully biodegrade within 12 months of use. These products are manufactured from renewable sources, such as polylactic acid (PLA), polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), or various plant-based oils. The standout feature of BiONext is its high biodegradability. Items made from this compound can easily break down into water, CO2, and organic matter after disposal, eliminating plastic waste accumulation.

Moreover, BiONext boasts excellent mechanical properties, including high rigidity, durability, impact resistance, and flexibility. This makes products made from BiONext meet stringent requirements for both functionality and aesthetics. This material finds extensive applications in the production of packaging, bags, food containers, tableware, and various other sectors.

Using BiONext bioplastics is not only environmentally friendly but also reduces reliance on fossil fuels. This marks a significant step towards sustainable development by fully harnessing renewable resources. With a commitment to environmental protection, EuroPlas proudly presents BiONext - the green plastic solution for the future.


BiONext EuroPlas bioplastic products - a green solution for the future

2.1. Some of EuroPlas' BiONext bioplastic products

EuroPlas introduces BiONext 102, a bioplastic compound based on PLA and CaCO3. This product completely degrades within 12 months, leaving no waste residue. BiONext 102 exhibits high rigidity and impact resistance, and it is easily processed into final plastic products.


EuroPlas - BiONext 102

BiONext 152 is an effective and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastics. It also degrades within 12 months. BiONext 152 is highly regarded for its outstanding features, including hardness, impact resistance, gloss, and ease of processing. As a result, it is gaining popularity in the global market.


EuroPlas - BiONext 152

EuroPlas presents BiONext 400, a bioplastic product based on PLA and modified starch. With its environmentally friendly composition, BiONext 400 completely biodegrades within 12 months. The product provides all the necessary features and is suitable for the production of single-use plastic items.


EuroPlas - BiONext 400

BiONext 500 is a bioplastic compound based on PLA and CaCO3. With a 12-month biodegradation time, BiONext 500 is an effective and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastics. It has good elongation properties, is easy to process, and is suitable for packaging production.


EuroPlas - BiONext 500

EuroPlas introduces BiONext 600, a bioplastic compound based on PLA, talc, and special additives. This product completely biodegrades within 12 months and offers UV, oxidation, and moisture resistance.


EuroPlas - BiONext 600

BiONext 700 is a bioplastic product based on PLA and plasticizing additives. With a 12-month biodegradation time, BiONext 700 is suitable for packaging and film blowing. The product also inhibits oxidation, helping to preserve food more effectively.


EuroPlas - BiONext 700

2.2. Applications of BiONext bioplastic products

Examples of bioplastic products BiONext in specific sectors are as follows:

Food Packaging:

  • Supermarket bags: Supermarket bags made from BiONext bioplastic can biodegrade within 12 months after use, reducing environmental pollution.
  • Roll bags: Roll bags made from BiONext bioplastic can be used for packaging food, household items, and more.
  • Food wraps: Food wraps made from BiONext bioplastic can help preserve food freshness for a longer time.
  • Food containers: Food containers made from BiONext bioplastic are suitable for food on-the-go.

Single-Use Products:

  • Cotton swabs: Cotton swabs made from BiONext bioplastic can biodegrade within 12 months after use, minimizing environmental pollution.
  • Dental floss: Dental floss made from BiONext bioplastic can biodegrade within 12 months after use, contributing to reducing environmental pollution.
  • Drinking straws: Drinking straws made from BiONext bioplastic can biodegrade within 12 months after use, helping to minimize environmental pollution.
  • Cutlery: Cutlery made from BiONext bioplastic can biodegrade within 12 months after use, reducing environmental pollution.

Agricultural Films:

  • Soil covers: Soil covers made from BiONext bioplastic can help retain moisture, prevent weed growth, and more for agricultural purposes.
  • Greenhouse films: Greenhouse films made from BiONext bioplastic can regulate temperature, light, and other conditions for plant cultivation.

With these unique bioplastic products, EuroPlas has made a significant contribution to promoting sustainable development through safe and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional plastics. These solutions are not only effective but also eco-friendly, finding broad applications in the international market and playing a crucial role in environmental protection.


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