Renewable Raw Material
Nature provides us with a significant range of resources able to regenerate which can be used for raw material production.
Renewable raw materials can be obtained by agricultural product, and are able to reduce our society’s dependency on limited fossil resources. The most common example of these resources are starch, vegetable oil, and cellulose.
When these raw material are used to produce compostable plastics, they can be recycled in composting plant or anaerobic digestion, and then converted in renewable energy and organic fertiliser useful to facilitate new plant growth, thus closing the nature cycle and increasing resource efficiency.
Bioplas products contains vegetable components of various kinds (cellulose, glycerin, natural fillers and non-genetically modified starch obtained from various crops) and are all extracted from plantations that do not exploit virgin or deforested land. This makes the process efficient, reducing the use of resources to a minimum.
When Bioplas products use grades of Mater-Bi containing starch, these are covered by a wide range of patents and present highly diversified structures in which the starch either forms a complex with the other polymer components or presents a very fine dispersed morphology, which makes the products particularly tough.
Other grades of Bioplas utilizing Mater-Bi do that not contain starch but simply biodegradable polymers produced using raw materials coming from renewable sources or fossil-derived raw materials. The substances obtained from fossil resources are only used when their renewable equivalents are not available on an industrial level.