Bio-plastics are plastics that are bio-based, biodegradable or both. Their performance is comparable to conventional plastics but offer additional benefits, such as a reduced carbon footprint, better functionalities, additional waste management options, such as composting. Bio-based plastics have the unique advantage over conventional plastics to reduce the dependency on limited fossil resources and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Compostable Plastics can be broken down into biomass, carbon dioxide and water at a rate like other organic matter in a composting system. They break down within 180 days in an industrial composting environment.
Common applications for compostable masterbatch
- Phone cases
- Food packaging
- Water bottles
- Agricultural equipment
Biodegradable Plastics are broken down by microorganisms into biomass, carbon dioxide and water. This may take longer depending on the disposal environment.
Common applications for biodegradable masterbatch
- Packaging and bags
- Houseware and kitchenware
- Medical supplies
- Automotive accessories
Are you looking for a sustainable masterbatch supplier?
Speak to one of our experienced team on +44 (0)161 681 2691 or use our contact form and they will advise you on the variety of options available for your sector or application. Our Centre of Technical Excellence can provide small scale emulation to ensure our compound and if required bespoke blend will outperform your expectations.