Green material solution enables end-products to be biodegradable within 12 months
The demand for biodegradable plastic is an ongoing trend in the plastic industry. Businesses and consumers are prone to be concerned about sustainable development and the environment. This is when bioplastic prevails over conventional plastics.
Bioplastic compound is made from renewable biomass sources such as polylactic acid (PLA) and Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), plants and vegetables (corn, palm oil, potatoes), or fossil fuels like aliphatic-aromatic co-polyester (PBAT). In comparison, conventional petrochemical-based plastics are produced from petroleum or natural gas, which is used to be more cost-effective. However, the price gap between mine-sourced and biodegradable polymers has decreased in the past few years.
Not all bioplastic compounds have great biodegradability. Some bio-based plastics made from renewable resources do not decompose completely but only decay. On the other hand, other biodegradable plastics have a biological origin and the capacity to decompose naturally into water and CO2 under the influence of microorganisms.
One advantage of biodegradable and compostable compound is that it lessens the dependence of the material on fossil fuels. Based on the life cycle assessment (LCA), it reduces the carbon footprint in the manufacturing process. Bioplastic compounds also improve mechanical properties of unprocessed plastics, decompose faster and have fewer toxins.
Bioplastic compounds are utilized in various aspects of the industry: electronics, automotive & transport, household appliances, construction, fibres and especially food packaging. Bioplastics are rapidly replacing traditional plastics in the manufacture of food packaging. Compostable bags, agricultural foils, and textiles are examples of bioplastic packaging materials. Additionally, they are frequently used for food containers, salad bowls, plates, and disposable cutlery.
BioNEXT is a bio compound exclusively developed by EuroPlas. It can be decomposable within a year after use. EuroPlas guarantees that the final product goes through strict quality control management to meet all the requirements. Let's build our green world with the following Europlas bioplastic compounds: