Novamont and Saes Group joined forces in the food biopackaging


Catia Bastioli, CEO Novamont, at the Grand Opening of Mater Biotech, 30 September 2016

Novamont and Saes Group joined forces to develop solutions to meet the growing demand for materials with lower environmental impact and very high functional performance.

After intensive joint research and development based on each of the companies’ know-how in the fields of biodegradable materials and functional materials respectively, the two Italian companies unveiled a range of compostable solutions that are UNI EN 13432 standard compliant.

Intended for use in a wide variety of applications, including food packaging, the new solutions provide gas and water vapour permeability comparable to that of traditional packaging and can be recycled at their end-of-life together with organic waste in industrial composting plants.

”Produced using raw materials of plant origin, the packaging solutions developed by Novamont and Saes Group in collaboration with leading Italian manufacturers of flexible packaging are ideal alternatives to the multilayer packaging that is not recyclable or is contaminated with food residues”, both companies claimed.

They come from the earth and return to the earth, thereby closing the circle of the circular economy. Composted industrially, instead of being sent for disposal in landfills, the products contribute to the creation of good quality compost, an important ally in combating desertification and soil erosion.

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