Novamont launches compostable, biodegradable bioplastic for extrusion coating

The Italian manufacturer of bioplastics has introduced innovations in the MATER-BI grade material used in the extrusion coating and extrusion lamination on paper, board and other substrates.

April 13, 2020

Novamont has announced an innovative step forward in the direction of incorporating sustainability in its product range with the launch of some innovations in MATER-BI. The recent development is that it is the new compostable and biodegradable film can be recycled along with the organic waste and waste paper.


These bioplastics are produced by using starches, cellulose, vegetables and their combinations using the innovative production technologies of Novamont. Subsequently, the disposable products such as cups, dishes for catering, thin board for food use, which are manufactured using the new grade material are GMO-free, biodegradable, and compostable in accordance with standard UNI EN 13432.

Novamont says on the introduction of this new grade material: “Its biodegradability and compostability properties and its high content of renewable raw materials allow optimal organic waste management, reduce the environmental impact and contribute to the development of virtuous systems, with significant advantages throughout the entire production-consumption-disposal cycle.”

The company also contends that the company has now gained its position to be on par with its produce according to the demand for compostable disposable products, that solves the challenge that is there of the limited availability of raw materials. The development of the new material has been made possible through the integration of various Novamont production technologies, and the assessment of previously made materials for extrusion coating. In comparison to the previous grades, MATER-BI offers an appreciable improvement in process stability, coating thicknesses and processing speed and excellent adhesion to different substrates – paper, board, and plastic films.

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