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Transcript of AIMPLAS BIOPOLYMERS
To obtain a 100% PLA biodegradable thermoplastic film for bread and pastries, recovering waste from the bakery industry. The packaging consists of a minimum of 95% materials from renewable sources.
To add value to the waste from the juice industry benefitting from the sugars and other waste that is rich in carbon, nitrogen and oxygen present in the waste water from this industry to elaborate new juice packaging, biodegradable and with antioxidant properties.
Bread and pastries packaging made from bread waste
Biodegradable packaging for juices with antioxidant properties, elaborated with sugars present in waste water
Development of an active biodegradable packaging for fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, manufactured with thermoplastics obtained from renewable sources (PLA-polylactic acid) functionalized with natural additives that give it antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Biodegradable and active packaging for prepared fruit and vegetables
Product development for the electric-electronic sector made from agricultural residues through nanocomposites made of PHB.
Development of bionanocomposite materials based on PHB obtained from bio-mass for the electric-electronic sector
AIMPLAS • NETCOMPOSITES • BIOTREND • NATURSTOFF-TECHNIK • WETLANDS • BIOREFINERY • BH INDUSTRIES • EXTRUDER EXPERTS • PROMOLDING • PROFORM • FERMAX • ARCELIK • FRAUNHOFER • INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO • TECNALIA
New technology based on co-injection reducing in half the processes necessary to manufacture the packaging, reducing thus the price.
The package consists of a sandwich structure with recyclable exterior layers and one intermediate high barrier biodegradable layer.
More economic and ecological plastic packaging for precooked meals
AIMPLAS • D'APPOLONIA • IATA-CSIC • HEINZ
HIGH TECHNOLOGY MASTERBACHES • CRIIMPLA
SIVEL • PEPI-PLAST • TERMOPLASTI-PLAMA • DEM
To industrialize and optimize a new technology whose result is an innovative fish package made of polypropylene and wheat starch with two recyclable layers and a high barrier biodegradable one.
Wheat starch to achieve a recyclable and biodegradable packaging for un-cooked fish
Substitution of polyethylene tubes for cosmetic products with biodegradable material, taking into account the long life cycle of these product; about two years and a half.
Biodegradable plastic packaging for cosmetics
AIMPLAS • AINIA • GERMAINE DE CAPUCCINI • PETROPLAST • FERRO SPAIN
Improving printing properties on commercial biodegradable polymeric film adequate to obtain single-use bags.
Improvement of printing on biodegradable plastics
AIMPLAS · AIDO
Development of thermoformed, biodegradable transparent packages, ideal for containing fatty foods. In regard to its potential degradation in compost conditions, a 90% mass loss over two months was observed.
Thermoformed biodegradable packages for fatty foods packaging
AIMPLAS • AZTI-TECNALIA • CTAEX • IAT
Development of biodegradable plastic pipes and drippers for micro-irrigation systems in order to solve collection and elimination problems at the end of the useful life of this type of pipes, especially in seasonal crops.
Biodegradable plastic pipes and drippers
AIMPLAS • UNIVERSITA DI PISA • TNO • ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS • EXTRULINE SYSTEMS • VIVEROS DEL BAIX VINALOPÓ • FKUR TOTRA PLASTIKA • FORMFLEX • METAZET
To develop a 100% biodegradable plastic fibre to be used in two specific applications: Twines used for staking and propping crops in greenhouses, and nets for packaging low-weight agricultural, marine and non food products.
Biodegradable plastic fiber for twines to stake creeping plants and nets
AIMPLAS • HILATURAS MACIA • ABORNASA • AGRÍCOLA ALICANTINA • TERRLOIRE • CANTELO NURSERIES • PVAXX RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AUSERPOLIMERI • EXTRICOM GMBH • FOURNÉ POLYMERTECHNIK GMBH • PERA INNOVATION • UNIVERSITY OF PISA (UNIPI)
AIMPLAS · CETECE · ATB · BANGOR UNIVERSITY
New biocomposites made of biopolymers reinforced with natural fibres, nanofillers, minerals and additives, adapting the conventionally used methods in the automotive industry and other innovative processing techniques, to achieve the required properties for its validation and application in a vehicle.
New biocomposites for the automotive industry
University of Minho
Development of interior panels for the aeronautic industry and other means of transport (ships, railway, vehicles…) made of materials from renewable sources, as well as biodegradable and/or recyclable materials. The parts can be used in the cladding of side walls, ceiling, fairing, and interior compartments of different vehicles.
Ecological panels for the aeronautics industry
AIMPLAS · INVENT · LINEO · BOEING
Use of natural fibres (flax and hemp) and bio-resins from agricultural residues and vegetable oils for semi-structural applications.
These innovative biocomposites are applied in sectors such as the automotive, energy systems, agricultural machinery and naval construction.
Biocomposites for semi-structural applications
AIMPLAS • NETCOMPOSITES • EUCIA • FORMAX • AGCO • EKOTEX • TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK • THE INSTITUT FÜR VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH • JOHN L BRIERLEY • CEMO • ASFIBE • PIEL • TRANSFURANS CHEMICALS ·
THE INSTITUTE OF NATURAL FIBRES AND MEDICINAL PRODUCTS (IWNIRZ) • AALTO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY • ABENSI ENERGÍA
To develop bio-based composites for high-tech fire-resistant applications. The use of these biopolymers in combination with natural fabrics (flax, hemp,...) will be mainly in the passenger and goods transport sector (aeronautics, train, buses, shipping, trucks,..). The new panels will be recyclable, lighter, with a broad processing windows, high production capacity and low embodied energy.
New tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugars waste for highly demanding fire-resistant applications
AIMPLAS • ADDCOMP HOLLAND BV • NEXTEK • PROFORM IPARI ES KERESKEDELMI KFT • BIOTREND • UNIVERSITY OF WALES, BANGOR • UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA • GREEN SOURCE • DAREN LABORATORIES & SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS • LUNDS UNIVERSITET • SILICOLIFE • SOLARIS BUS & COACH • XPERION AEROSPACE GMBH • AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS • AVECOM
Development of new biomaterials for substituting plastic parts of train interiors that thanks to the use of flax and hemp as reinforcement of the plastic material give it more rigidity and resistance. Moreover, the fire-resistance of the developed pieces increases.
More fire-resistant biomaterials for train interiors
AIMPLAS · FERRO SPAIN · PIEL, S.A. · VOSSLOH ESPAÑA · TALLERES XÚQUER
Development of biodegradable transparent plastic products made from new PLA compounds with high impact-resistance.
Biodegradable transparent clothes hangers
AIMPLAS • PLÁSTICOS ERUM • CONDENSIA QUÍMICA • ENVAPLASTER • PAPEL PLAST PACK • NANOBIOMATTERS RESEARCH • CRIIMPLA
Development of biodegradable plastic casing as a substitution of carton in fireworks sector.
Biodegradable plastic casing
AIMPLAS · PLÁSTICOS GAMÓN
Development of new bioplastics obtained from renewable sources, reinforced with wooden or cellulose fibres aimed for the manufacture of products in industrial sectors such as construction, automotive, packaging, and white goods sector.
Bioplastics reinforced with wood fibres
AIMPLAS • FRAUNHOFER • TCKT • VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND • HENKEL AG & CO KGAA • ADDIPLAST SAS • ACCIONA INFRAESTRUCTURAS • UPM-KYMMENE OYJ • LENZING AG • HAIDLMAIR • EUROPEAN COMPOSITES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION EUCIA • TECNARO • NETCOMPOSITES • ENGEL AUSTRIA • SCHELLER SYSTEMTECHNIK • PJH PARTNERSHIP • CONDENSIA QUÍMICA · INDESIT COMPANY • TITK • NOVEM CAR INTERIOR DESIGN METALLTECHNOLOGIE
AIMPLAS · DOMCA • ADDCOMP • ALESCO • POLYRAZ • PROYMEC • TROYKA • STRAUSS • TECHNION ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY · FRAUNHOFER ICT
AIMPLAS · AINIA • CÍTRICOS Y REFRESCANTES • EUROPEAN FRUIT JUICE ASSOCIATION (AIJN) · OMNIFORM • TNO • SILVEL LOGOPLASTE INNOVATION LAB • INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGÍA INDUSTRIAL (INTI) • MEGA EMPACK
LOGOPLASTE DO BRASIL • VANGUARDIA SD DE RL
Telephone +34 96 136 60 40
AIMPLAS · CRIIMPLA · AKUMPLAST · ANFACO-CECOPESCA
AIMPLAS • NANOBIOMATTERS • CTAG • FRAUNHOFER • PALLMAN • UNIVERSIDAD DO MINHO • PURAC BIOCHEM • FKUR PLASTICS · VTT • BIOMER • MEGATECH • PIEP • GRUPO ANTOLÍN INGENIERÍA
Industrialization of manufacturing process of four types of biodegradable and compostable nets for agriculture and marine products, obtained through “extrusion melt-spinning” process.
Thanks to the seedling logo they can be distinguished from conventional nets.
Industrial implementation of biodegradable and compostable nets for packaging
AIMPLAS · TECNARO · CRISTOBAL MESEGUER · ECOPLAS · OWS
Development of multi-layer, sustainable and recyclable packaging, using biodegradable materials to contain mainly pre-cooked food substituting current packages.
Development of food packages, based on biodegradable materials, with high barrier and recycling properties
AIMPLAS • GRANZPLAST • MELNIK • TERMOFORMAS DE LEVANTE • ARTIBAL • GÓMEZ MADRID SOLUCIONES INDUSTRIALES
Obtaining low capacity packages to be applied in drugstore products: cream, gel, shampoo, mouthwashes…
Biodegradable packages for cosmetics and drugstores
AIMPLAS · ALMUPLAS · TALLERES PENA · TALLERES RUBLA
Customized solutions for different sectors
Seminars and events
V International Seminar on Biopolymers and Sustainable Composites· 6&7 March 2014
Workshops and technical seminars specialized in biopolymers and customized for specific sectors.
Technology watch reports
Access to strategic information on biopolymers through:
Analysis & Testing
Physical and thermal properties
Performance against external agents
Identification and characterization:
Since 1997 our experience in biopolymers and biocomposites continues to grow.
Procedure to obtain thermoplastic starch and thermoplastic starch obtained by this procedure: ES2364831
Green Aircraft interior panels: US2012148824(A1)
Extrusion of biodegradable materials
for different applications.
Market, applications and viability of
thermoplastic and thermoset biocomposites.
Biodegradable /compostable plastic materials. Trends and developments.
Thermoset biocomposites; market,
applications, raw material and aspects related to
the processing of thermoset biocomposites.
We work with leading companies and SME’s which are committed to innovation
Biodegradable and bio-based materials with a higher thermal-resistance through reactive extrusion.
Development of PVOH grades more cost-effective than EVOH
Interesting for applications that need high barrier and require the substitution of high barrier materials as EVOH.
Elimination of volatiles and other contaminants through vacuum extraction and CO
Interesting for the plastic recycling sector and products needing to eliminate odours and other contaminants.
Starch film with a higher native starch quantity than commercial grades
Interesting for manufacturing companies of blown film extrusion for any application.
Compostable nets and staking twines
Interesting for the agricultural sector
Compounding technologies for obtaining biodegradable materials (starch for injection, improvement of PLA mechanical and thermal properties, PLA-starch combinations, PVOH processing, use of natural fibres, plasticisers, plastic modifiers, foaming, etc.)
Interesting for companies from any sector that wish to manufacture their products from biodegradable materials.
Biocomposites made of glass fibres and resins from sources with a higher renewable carbon content.
Interesting for companies from the construction, urban furniture, marine, automotive sports and leisure sectors, among others.
Cooperation agreement with DIN CERTCO.
Certification of products made of compostable
materials. Certification of bio-based products.
Fibres and fillers from renewable sources
Internationally accredited laboratories
according to ISO/IEC 17025
Development of plastic products made of
biodegradable and bio-based materials.
Conformity with current standards concerning
biodegradable / compostable products.
Economic studies of production costs.
Machinery, tooling and auxiliary equipment purchase
for the processing of biodegradable materials.
Suitability for food contact.
Wood Plastic Composites (WPC), composites with natural fibres with advanced properties (foaming, flame retardant, biodegradable, antimicrobial...)
Interesting for companies that require these kind of products in sectors such as construction, furniture, agriculture, packaging…
Interesting for companies that demand high temperature-resistance for their products, for instance sterilization products, pasteurization…
Interesting for manufacturing companies of PP parts in general
Polypropylene (PP) with natural fibre reinforcement
Polypropylene (PP) or High Impact
More than 20 pilot plants
for plastic material processing