The material is made from natural raw materials such as corn, sugar cane and/or sugar beet and disintegrates in up to three months.
ADBioplastics is presenting an innovative compostable bioplastic that can be used in food, beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging applications at Interpack, which opened this week and runs until 10 May in Düsseldorf, Germany.
ADBioplastics will be showcasing its PLA-Premium bioplastic at stand F03 in Hall 9 of the Messe Düsseldorf exhibition centre. Pablo Delfino, Business Development Manager at ADBioplastics, explains that this material “is bio-based because it comes from natural products such as corn, sugar cane and/or sugar beet, as well as compostable, as it disintegrates in a maximum of three months under industrial conditions”.
In addition, the OK Compost certificate from the certifying body TÜV Austria verifies the compostability of PLA-Premium, which is also suitable for contact with foodstuffs, in accordance with the applicable European legislation (FCM).
With headquarters in Paterna (Valencia), ADBioplastics seeks to offer a packaging solution that meets European sustainability requirements through its material, composed of virgin PLA and an impact modifier developed by ADBioplastics to enhance the mechanical properties of PLA bioplastic and improve its strength by up to 7 times.
Thus, it has managed to obtain a bioplastic that can be processed in conventional equipment, which avoids an increase in costs, with good sealing capacity and good finishes, engravings and transparency.
In addition, the start-up has developed different grades aimed at various industrial applications (injection blow moulding, injection moulding, sheet extrusion for thermoforming, cast extrusion and blown film extrusion and hollow body extrusion).