- It has been used a material developed by the manufacturer of high-performance bioplastics that disintegrates in less than 3 months and is suitable for the packaging of food, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, among others.
ADBioplastics has participated in the development of compostable single-use packaging for extra virgin olive oil together with a team led by the oils and dressings producer and marketer Capricho Andaluz, part of the Borges International Group.
In the manufacture of this single-use packaging, it has been used the bioplastic PLA-Premium, which has been developed by ADBioplastics, is 100% compostable industrial and is able to be disposed of in the organic bin. These single-use products will be marketed in the coming months, initially under the Capricho Andaluz and Borges brands, but with the plan to launch new references on the market in the near future.
This important innovation adds to the already consolidated sustainability strategy of the Borges group, which works daily to reduce its environmental impact, through the TecnoBi product line, which consists of grades specifically designed for processing by cast extrusion and blow moulding technologies. These grades are OK Compost certified by TÜV Austria, which guarantees that, under industrial conditions, the material reaches the disintegration stage within a maximum of 3 months.
In addition, this material is suitable for food contact in accordance with the applicable European legislation (FCM), allowing its use in packaging applications for food, beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other products.
Other advantages of the material are its suitability to the requirements of the product to be packaged and the packaging line and its excellent performance compared to virgin PLA in the transformation processes thanks to its processability in conventional equipment. It also offers a substantial improvement in the mechanical properties of virgin PLA, achieving good finishes and optimum transparency.
ADBioplastics offers a packaging solution to meet national and European sustainability objectives, which imply that by 2030 all packaging on the EU market must be reusable or recyclable, including compostable, also known as organically recyclable, among the latter.