BIOPLASTICS.ONLINE – Find The Right Bioplastic. FAIR – INDEPENDENT - FAST
Bioplastics.online is a webbased platform for bioplastics professionals. The webshop features a broad and expanding variety of bioplastics from various producers all over the world.
Our aim is to bring initial ordering & sampling quantities of our material partners to the market in a transparent and fast way, where bioplastics.online serves a small lot distributor
for quantities up to a maximum of 100 kg, including actual molded plaques of your material of choice.
After sampling or ordering the sales information will be shared with the corresponding material partner to follow up further inquiries. Transparent and independent.
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What are bioplastics?
Bioplastics are not just one single substance, they comprise of a whole family of materials with differing properties and applications. According to European Bioplastics a plastic material is defined as a bioplastic if it is either biobased, biodegradable, or features both properties.
- Biobased: The term “biobased” means that the material or product is (partly) derived from biomass (plants). Biomass used for bioplastics stems from e.g. corn, sugarcane, or cellulose.
- Biodegradable: Biodegradation is a chemical process during which micro-organisms that are available in the environment convert materials into natural substances such as water, carbon dioxide, and compost (artificial additives are not needed). The process of biodegradation depends on the surrounding environmental conditions (e.g. location or temperature), on the material and on the application.
The property of biodegradation does not depend on the resource basis of a material, but is rather linked to its chemical structure. In other words, 100 percent biobased plastics may be non-biodegradable, and 100 percent fossil based plastics can biodegrade.