Novamont Bioplastics and Bio-based Produkts at K 2019

Among this year's innovations are new MATER-BI grades for fruit and vegetable bags with increased renewable material content and for compostable 5-layer barrier film

Novamont’s new R&D and engineering achievements are being showcased at K2019, the no. 1 fair for the plastics and rubber sector, which this year is focussing on the circular economy and sustainability.

A large number of innovations and new initiatives are on show at the Novamont stand at K2019 (hall 6 – stand A58).

Film for fruit & vegetables bags

A new grade of Mater-Bi with a renewable raw material content of over 50% is now available for fruit and vegetable bags, meeting both industrial and also domestic compostable characteristics required by Italian, French and Austrian market regulations. Thanks to a collaboration with Novamont’s German partner Reifenhäeuser now lasting numerous years, during the fair it will be possible to visit Reifenhäeuser’s Troisdorf site, just a short drive from Dusseldorf, and directly witness extrusion tests on Mater-Bi fruit and vegetable bags. Customers will thus be able to see for themselves that the new Mater-Bi solution, with an increased percentage of renewable material content, can be used to produce film for high-quality bags with excellent mechanical strength and good transparency.

5-layer compostable food packaging film

Also at the Troisdorf site of its partner Reifenhäeuser, it will be possible for customers to observe the extrusion test on a 5-layer compostable film with barrier properties. This is an absolute first for the compostable food packaging sector, making it possible to combine compostability and gas barrier properties.


Novamont, press release, 2019-10-16.


Mater-Biotech SpA
Novamont S.p.A.


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