Innovation and trends in bioplastics

Research into bioplastics continues to make progress and significant growth is expected in the world bioplastics market in coming years. This increase is due to the need for companies to offer sustainable solutions to consumers who are more and more demanding, as well as the application possibilities of bioplastics, especially in the packaging, transport and mobility industries.

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ISO 14855: aerobic biodegradability under controlled composting conditions

AIMPLAS, in its biodegradability and compostability laboratories, carries out the necessary analyses to demonstrate that materials or products are biodegradable and/or compostable. We are certified by TÜV to obtain different eco-labels, and we are also accredited by ENAC and EMA

R&D plastic: new biodegradable packaging for cheese and pasta with a lower cost and environmental impact

AIMPLAS has coordinated a project that has allowed developing a new generation of biodegradable and compostable packages for cheese and fresh pasta, with a lower cost up to 25 % and a reduction of the final carbon footprint up to 29 %. 

Bioplastics to produce fabrics with advanced properties

The FIBFAB project, coordinated by AIMPLAS, will allow obtaining sustainable textile fibres to replace polyester with advantages such as higher breathability, lower weight, better tinting and UV rays resistance. 

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Solvolysis is the best method for recycling biocomposites from the aeronautics sector

The aviation industry is increasingly using biocomposite materials in its components to mitigate their environmental impact. Biocomposites use natural fibres for reinforcement and resins from […]

PRESERVE: working to improve bioplastics performance for better preservation of food

AIMPLAS, is participating in the European PRESERVE Project with the aim of improving the performance of bioplastics so that they not only ensure optimal preservation […]

D-CARBONIZE recruits 12 doctoral candidates with an innovative approach to using biomass to produce bioplastics

This month saw the launch of the D-CARBONIZE Project, a joint network of doctoral candidates (DCs) that aims to promote new approaches in circular chemistry […]

What is the difference between ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’?

Today there is a wide range of biodegradable and/or compostable products. These terms, so often used nowadays, can lead to confusion, so it is necessary to look

Biodegradability of bioplastics in the marine environment

Before the global problems derived from marine contamination, strategies have been proposed to replace conventional polymers as alternatives for biodegradable bioplastics, among which are highlighted: starch, cellulose, polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHBV) a type