R&D&I - Friday March 9th, 2018

New custom compostable materials for the manufacture of bags, tableware and single-use containers


The Bio + project, in which companies involved in the manufacture of single-use products, led by PICDA S.L., will participate, will allow the development of customizable compostable materials for plastic bags, containers and tableware.


Valencia (19-02-2018) .- In recent years, legislation regulating waste management has focused on reducing the impact on the environment of packaging and waste. In this legislative context, the BIO + project will develop materials as they respond to these needs.


The main objective of the project is to develop custom compostable materials for single-use products of large consumption according to current legislation with the same functional requirements as products obtained with traditional plastic materials and with a competitive cost. For this purpose, we will work to achieve the biodegradation of different products taking into account their end of life. Thus, for single-use bags, which can be poorly managed at sea, biodegradability will be sought in the marine environment.


The consortium of the project is led by PICDA S.L., and Granzplast also participates in it, dedicated to the manufacture of made-to-measure plastic compounds for injection and extrusion technologies. To address the developments in disposable household products, the consortium has NUPIK, a leading company in the manufacture of disposable household products, and Perez Cerdá Plastics, specialized in plastic injection works, which in this case will apply its knowledge of injected kitchenware. only one use (cutlery and glasses). The consortium is completed with companies that deal with the development of single-use containers such as Indesla, a manufacturer of packaging for the fruit and vegetable sector, and Thermolympic, a company dedicated to the injection of thermoplastics that in this project will address the development of packaging for catering . In addition, the consortium is supported by three technology centers such as AIMPLAS, AITIIP and CETIM and the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) that will provide scientific and technical support to companies participating in R & D tasks.


The BIO + project has been financed by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, through the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), through its call to finance the strategic program of national business research consortiums (CIEN 2017 Program) and with file number SOL-00103164.