– 100% biodegradable and compostable (in accordance with Standard EN 13432)
– based on renewable sources
– recyclable in normal environmental conditions
– if necessary to be destroyed by incineration
Why did we choose the path of bio-compostable films?
The oil sources from which all plastic is produced have now short lived (from 35 to 70 years). According to recent studies and research, the price of petroleum raw materials is subject to speculative oscillations and strong monopolistic concentrations around the world.
The price of a barrel of crude was, for example, 24,42$ in 2001, 70$ in 2005, 147$ in 2008; now a day it fluctuates around 90$.
The massive use of fossil fuels creates large amounts of gas emissions that produce the greenhouse effect with a consequent overheating of the planet.
The use of renewable sources contributes to the contrary to limit the warming of the climate through the rational development of agricultural resources, maximizing the role of the flora in the absorption of CO2 emitted. In fact, to produce 1 kg of polyolefin resins are released about 5 kgs of CO2, to produce 1 kg of bioplastics resins are freed from 1,1 to 3,6 kgs of CO2.
Related to the above there are also economic and political reasons, such as:
- The innovation that comes from the use of bioplastics can be a vital key to the development of plastics processing ;
- The development of bioplastics help to conserve fossil sources for applications where they are indispensable;
- The widespread use of bioplastics reduces the dependence and abuse of fossil sources;
- The increase in production of bioplastics offers the opportunity to positive improvements in the trade balance of the traditionally agricultural countries, which can better integrate and enhance their productive natural resources;
- The diffusion of bioplastics allows to extend the derivatives of their processes to other industrial sectors: chemicals, cosmetics, textiles, creating new opportunities for both agriculture and industrialized countries.
- The bioplastics have excellent processing in extrusion, thermoforming, molding;
- Production waste can be recycled in the same process;
- It is possible to optimize the thickness of production, thus reducing the impact of global packaging quantities;
- It is required less energy absorption in productiv cycle, due to the lower melting point compared to plastics;
- They are largely suitable for contact with food (according to standard FDA/EEC);
- They have good barrier properties for the preservation of food products as well;
- They are anti-static naturally.