100% biodegradable and compostable films

BIOCARTENE® and SIPABIO® films are:

- 100% biodegradable and compostable (in compliance with the EN 13432 Norm)
- Based on renewable sourses
- Reciclable in normal environmental conditions
- If necessary it can be incinerated, hence it is destroyable

Why we chose the part of BIOCARTENE® and SIPABIO® biocompostable films

- For energetic reasons

The oli fields, which nowadays produce all the plastic, are destined for a short life span (from 35 to 70 years according to the most recent studies).
The price of crude oil is subject to speculate fluctuations and to strong monopolistic concentrations all over the world. For instance, the price of a barrel of crude oil was 24,42$ in 2001, 70$ in 2005, 147$ in 2008 and nowadays it fluctuates around 90$.

- For eco-environmental reasons

The massive use of fossil sources generates great quantities of gas emissions, which lead to the greenhouse effect and to the consequent overheating of our planet. On the company, the use of renewable sources contributes to limiting the overheating of the atmosphere through the rational development of agricultural resources and optimizing the role of plant life in the absorption of the released CO2. As a matter of fact, in order to produce 1 kg of polyolefinic resin about 5 kgs of CO2 are released, while to produce 1 kg of Bioplastic resin just 1,1 - 3,6 kgs of CO2 are released.

Linked to the previous ones, there as :

  Economic-political reasons, such as:  

- The innovation deriving from the use of Bioplastics can be an important key for the development of the plastic transformation industry.
- The development of Bioplastics conforms to the need of preserving the fossil sources for those applications where they are actually indispensable.
- The spread of Bioplastics reduce the dependence on and the abuse of fossil fuel sources.
- The productive increase of Bioplastics offers the chance of positive improvements in the trade balance of the traditionally agricultural countries, which can integrate and better valorize their productive natural resouces.
- The diffusion of Bioplastics allows for the extension of the by-products of many collateral fields to other industrial sectors:
chemistry, cosmetics, textile, generating new market opportunities for both agroculture and industrialized countries.

 Industrial reasons:

- Bioplasticcs have a very good processability in extrusion, thermo-formation and printing.
- Production waste it reusable during the processes.
- Hence, it is possible to optimize the production thickness ratio, reducing the impact of great quantities.
- Global pakaging.
- A lower absorbption of energy is necessary, due to a lower fusion point.
- As compared to plastic material, they are much more suitable for direct contact with food (according to the FDA/EEC Norm).
- They have good barrier properties for the conservation of products and foods.
- They are naturally anti-static.

BIOCARTENE® and SIPABIO® represent, inside the European and Italian panorama, the highnest currently availlable range of biocompostable films, deriving from renewable souces in the cycle of eco-compatibility.


Added on 21.03.2014.