BioPlastic – We choose nature
The common goals fixed by the Kyoto protocol represent a serious plan which the worldwide communities should follow in order to reduce gas emission, responsible for global warming. That’s why “Api” which has always shown a concrete interest to the environment, chooses to invest in bio-plastic. A tailored product which counts two lines: “Biobased” and “Biodegradable”.
They are plastic materials realized with 30-76% of renewable sources. The manufacturing process involves totally or partially biomass materials (vegetable) such as corn, sugarcane, beetroot, cellulose and vegetable oils, thus allowing to reduce the consumption of raw materials from fossil fuels and gas emissions.
By using a “bio-based TPU”, rather than normal TPU, we can save a 25% of non-renewable energy and consequentially it leads to a 36% reduction of greenhouse gas.
This product follows the European laws EN 13432 and EN 14995, which claims that a material can be defined “biodegradable” only if it decomposes (under specific conditions) of 90% in 6 months in water, carbon bioxide, mineral salt, biomass. The key role in the decomposition process is driven by bacteria, fungus and algae.