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Limestone-based bioplastic receives US compostability certificate

Source:Adsale Plastics Network Date :2024-06-06 Editor :VC
Copyright: This article was originally written/edited by Adsale Plastics Network (AdsaleCPRJ.com), republishing and excerpting are not allowed without permission. For any copyright infringement, we will pursue legal liability in accordance with the law.

Sweden-based GAIA Biomaterials’ limestone-based bioplastic material Biodolomer has been certified for compostability by Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) in the USA recently. Since before Biodolomer had a similar European certification by TÜV Austria.

 

BPI is the leading authority on compostable products and packaging in North America. It provides third-party verification of whether an item meets ASTM’s compostability standards. It is also a method for ensuring that all claims of compostability are supported by scientific evidence, as requested by the FTC.


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GAIA Biomaterials has received US compostability certificate for limestone- based bioplastic. 

 

Unlike many other bioplastics, Biodolomer does not use materials grown on farmland. It is based on limestone, one of the most common materials on the planet.

 

According to GAIA Biomaterials, Biodolomer does not result in any microplastics and reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80 % compared to fossil plastics if burned.

 

Suitable for various applications and processing methods

 

The current BPI Certification mark covers Biodolomer for film applications. The bioplastic is used for a variety of film-based applications, such as grocery bags, aprons, and various farming uses.

 

Biodolomer granules can also be used in thermoforming, blow molding, tube extrusion, extrusion coating and 3D printing. Making it possible to use it for a large number of single-use products, from drinking straws to beer cups, bottles, and food containers. It can be used in the same production lines as traditional plastic with minimal adjustments.

 


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