Biodegradable and compostable resins
What is Biokomp®?
Biokomp® is a Kompuestos brand, which provides high-performance compostable solutions to our clients. We aim to preserve and take care of our ecosystem by introducing renewable resources. Biokomp® is a necessary initial step towards a sustainable production process that is consistently thriving, to ensure quality and optimal solutions down the whole value chain.
What is Biokomp® made of?
Biokomp® is a family of biodegradable resins made from different starches such as corn, potato, cereals, and other biologically sourced polymers. Biokomp® resins are designed to run on existing standard industrial equipment, offering the opportunity to completely replace traditional plastics.
• Biokomp® resins can be processed by conventional extrusion, cast film, blown, sheet, extrusion coating, and injection molding lines without extra technological investment.
• Biokomp® is completely biodegradable and compostable. These two properties allow a plastic packaging material to be recovered through the organic recycling of solid waste (composting and anaerobic digestion) and are certified by the European standard EN 13432
Industries and applications
Fruit bags/organic waste bags/food packaging
An important market of Biokomp® is the flexible packaging. Carrier bags made of Biokomp® are the perfect alternative to lightweight non-biodegradable plastic bags as they provide all the positive aspects of traditional bags while providing biodegradability and compostability. Applications for such carrier bags range from grocery plastic bags and plastic films to food packaging, among others. They are also the ideal solution for organic waste collection bags as they are organically recycled into fertile compost. Some formulations of Biokomp® meet more demanding requirements, having been certified for OK Compost and OK Home Compost by TÜV AUSTRIA according to the European Standard EN13432 and in line with the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act (France).
Food Service & Catering
Bioplastic products made of Biokomp® for catering (plates, cutlery, cold and hot drink cups, straw, sand stirrers) are 100% biodegradable and compostable.
Biokomp® compostable resins can also be used in a wide variety of packaging applications for fresh and dry food as well as non-food products, including bags, pouches, sealing films, and cling film as well as ridged pots, trays, and lids. Biokomp® provides the consumers with solutions for all their single-use tableware and plastic packaging in contact with food to be collected in a single bin ready for organic recycling, rather than sent for disposal to landfill or incineration. Once disposed in composting facilities, the plastic articles will disintegrate in compost due to the effect of microorganisms.
Biokomp® mulch film provides a better alternative to traditional mulch film. It is environmentally and agronomically more efficient while maintaining its mechanical properties and usage characteristics. Its usage is identical to that of traditional mulch film, with an additional advantage due to its compostability characteristics — an attractive attribute — making Biokomp® the best alternative for such applications. It eliminates all plastic waste and the need for its disposal. Having been certified as biodegradable, it transforms into organic substances under natural conditions, acting as an agent and nutrient for future crops.