The most important knowledge about bioplastics
The term "bioplastic" is a bit complicated because it has more than one meaning and can describe different things. Bioplastics can have a biobased content, be biodegradable or biocompatible.
Which plastics can be safely used in medical technology to manufacture medical and pharmaceutical products or packaging? This and the term “Medical Grade Plastics” are explained in this short article.
Plastics have been an essential part of medical technology for decades. In order to secure medical care for mankind, the material must therefore be handled in a sustainable manner. One option: Recycling! But can recyclates be used in medical technology?
How do bioplastics compare to fossil plastics and recycled materials in terms of their CO2balance? And how do you actually determine the climate effect of a plastic?
Here are some facts and data:
Your products are made from bioplastics now – great, but how do you communicate this switch to your target group? In this article, we explain how to communicate sustainability authentically.
BIO? Great! But what about complex applications, such as healthcare? This article challenges whether the use of bioplastics in medical technology is reasonable and safe.
Biobased plastics are produced from plants. These require land for cultivation. At the same time, a growing world population wants to be supplied with food. Are these land requirements in competition with each other? That's what this article is about!
I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about microplastics being a problem. But: Why exactly? And more importantly, is there a solution to this problem?
Gibt es eine Lösung für dieses Problem?
EU Green Deal, UN Sustainable Development Goals, EU taxonomy and more - what changes will manufacturers of plastic products be facing in the near future? And how can we turn the upheaval into an opportunity for our business?
Plastic is a mixture of different materials that produce a moldable solid. When decomposition occurs through biological activity, a material may call itself biodegradable. If enough oxygen is available for the microbes, fully biodegradable materials leave behind nothing but CO2, water, minerals and biomass. Above all, no microplastic particles!