Bioplastics

Several types of materials exist on the market, which are all called bioplastics:

  • Materials based on renewable sources which cannot undergo  biodegradation (bio-PE, bio – PP, bio-PET ….).
    They stay in nature from decades to hundreds of  years and they are part of plastic waste (pollution).
  • Materials based on fossil sources which can undergo biodegradation (PVA, PCL, PBAT …).
    Their degradation products contribute to global warming effect.
  • Materials based on renewable sources which can undergo biodegradation (PLA. PHA, TPS …).
    This is an ecological solution with minimum negative impact on environment.

 

Characteristics  of most plastics currently on the market:

  • They contain polymers or other additives on fossil base
  • Products made from them are usually very brittle and exhibit insufficient shape stability
  • Mechanical properties deteriorate over time (physical ageing effect)
  • Biodegradation is very slow or none
  • Application areas are limited by their properties
Nowadays, NONOILEN® represents a unique solution in the plastics industry and it meets the strictest ecological criteria, while simultaneously exhibiting the required application properties. NONOILEN is based on polymers coming from 100% renewable sources. NONOILEN is biodegradable in industrial compost, electric composter, home compost and soil conditions without generation of microplastics. Variation in composition gives possibilities to set up final products properties required by different applications.