Apinat Bio

It is the only one soft material in the world, entirely biodegradable under composting conditions, according to the regulation EN13432. It has a great flexibility, high performances and is an easy way to process comparable to thermoplastic.

Applications

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Building & Construction
  • Clothing/Fashion Apparel
  • Cosmetics & Personal care
  • Engineering
  • Footwear
  • Furniture
  • Medical
  • Packaging
  • Sporting Goods
  • Toys/Gadgets

Technical details

Characteristics

  • Rigid grades with hardness in the range of 35-78 ShD and flexural modulus range of 100-3000 MPa
  • Soft grades with hardness in the range of 60-90 ShA and flexural modulus range of 45-110 MPa
  • Special grades: food contact approved (EU 10/2011, FDA)
  • OK Compost certification (EN 13432)
  • International Patent
  • Recyclable
  • Can be easily coloured using biodegradable colour masterbatches (the APICOLOR B series)

Transformation technologies

  • Injection moulding
  • Extrusion
  • Hard/soft overmoulding
  • Extrusion blow moulding
  • Melt roll coating
  • Film blowing (the APINAT BIO F series)