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M∙VERA® – Bioplastics for the European market

Due to the current situation and in order to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus, the demand for hygienic packaging materials is increasing. Plastics meet the requirements such as good barrier properties and are thus often used. However, the possibly increasing amount of plastic waste poses a problem. BIO-FED meets these market needs and provides customised solutions for high bio content materials.

Biodegradable plastics protect the environment.
Biodegradable plastics protect the environment.

Due to the current situation and in order to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus, the demand for hygienic packaging materials is increasing. Plastics meet the requirements such as good barrier properties and are thus often used. However, the possibly increasing amount of plastic waste poses a problem. BIO-FED meets these market needs and provides customised solutions for high bio content materials.

 

BIO-FED produces and markets biodegradable and/or biobased compounds under the M∙VERA® brand. As a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH, a specialist for innovative customer-oriented plastic compounds, BIO-FED is part of the international Feddersen Group which has its head office in Hamburg.

 

The M·VERA® portfolio includes film extrusion materials with good transparency as well as a variable bio content. All film materials are approved for food contact and most of them are certified according to EN 13432. Also, for the French market requirements BIO-FED is able to serve customer needs to fulfil the standard NF T51-801 (11-2015) and a bio content (14C = Carbon from renewable sources) of more than 50% according to ISO 16620. Beyond applications for food packaging M·VERA® can also be used for mulch films, etc.

 

BIO-FED supplies M∙VERA® injection moulding materials which are certified according to OK compost HOME and OK biodegradable SOIL by TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium. A range of grades with different mechanical properties is available which can be used for applications such as coffee capsules, disposable cutlery, hygienic relevant products, food and cosmetics packaging.

Furthermore, compounds with OK compost INDUSTRIAL certification are available for the same products as mentioned above. The M∙VERA® injection moulding portfolio is rounded off by a softer grade with properties comparable to LDPE (low-density polyethylene). This material is mainly biobased and fulfils the requirements of soil degradability certificate. Engineering applications can be served by the M∙VERA® ECS range which represents a line of partially biobased polyamides. All M·VERA® injection moulding materials are predominantly made from renewable resources.

 

Moreover, the R&D department of BIO-FED is always working on new biocompounds to fulfil further regulatory requirements and customer needs.

 

All M·VERA® materials can be colored individually – for example with the AF-Eco® biopolymer based masterbatches which are certified in accordance with EN 13432. The AF-Eco® range consists of color and carbon black masterbatches as well as additive masterbatches.