Packaging of bioplastics
A central concern of JACO is to use natural resources considerately, to produce as little emissions and waste as possible and to preserve the biosphere for generations to come. Several products of our range support this endeavour. One of them is the use of bio-based materials in the production of our packaging.
What exactly are bioplastics?
Bioplastics are plastic materials produced predominantly of renewable resources (biomass). These include:
- Sugar cane
Bioplastics may be divided into two categories: bio-based plastics and biodegradable plastics.
… consist of renewable resources, are not made of mineral oil and thus preserve the environment.
… are characterised by their ability to decompose. Unlike the bio-based plastics, these may also be derived from mineral oil.
One of the bioplastics is PLA (Polylactide). PLA materials are bio-based and biodegradable/compostable polyesters made of lactic acid.
Use of bioplastics at JACO
Encouraged by the forecasts of leading institutes (European Bioplastics e. V., nova Institute), we are consistently testing the most varied bioplastics and are able to offer products of bioplastics already today.
An crucial point: Permeability
Our tests of bio-based plastics showed that they may be used for the manufacturing of our products. A decisive criterion is its permeability – especially in the production of food packaging. Depending on the area of application, we can produce tubes of 100 percent bio-based plastics or a blend of renewable raw materials and conventional polypropylenes.
We thank you for your interest and will gladly answer any questions you may have.