07. Apr 2020
A new grade of Novamont’s bioplastic Mater-Bi for extrusion coating and extrusion lamination on paper, board and other substrates which can be composted in standard industrial plants, is now ready for the market.
In comparison with previous versions, the new grade offers an appreciable improvement in process stability, coating thicknesses and processing speed comparable with LDPE, and excellent adhesion to different substrates (paper, board, plastic films).
Products manufactured using the new grade – cups, dishes for catering, thin board for food use – are GMO-free, biodegradable, can be composted in accordance with standard UNI EN 13432 and can be recycled along with waste paper.
The new Mater-Bi grade offers excellent toughness and resistance to perforation. As a result, products made from this new resin are also suitable for contact with food and microwave use and offer excellent resistance to oils and fats.
With this new offering for extrusion coating, Novamont will be able to satisfy the increased demand for disposable products that can be composted together with paper and board, thus solving the problems associated with the limited availability of some raw materials.