The BiomeEP range offers enhanced print and adhesion characteristics, enabling excellent print quality and lamination at high production speeds. These potato and corn based resins give good strength, flexibility and tear resistance whilst being 100% biodegradable and compostable. 

Products

BiomeEP1

BiomeEP1 is a potato-starch based, GM-free resin with enhanced wet-out and print adhesion characteristics that enables fabulous print quality and lamination at high production speeds. BiomeEP1 can be stiffened by blending in BiomeEP2.

BiomeEP2

This corn-starch based polymer can be blended in small quantities with BiomeEP1 to produce a stiffer, stronger film without affecting biodegradability, compostability or printability. We recommend the use of BiomeEP2 with BiomeEP1 for high-speed, full-colour print applications or lamination films.

Certification

The certification of our resins helps fast track the application for certification of the finished product, providing no more than 5% of uncertified materials are added.

Our BiomeEP range is certified to the following thicknesses:

 EP1EP1 / EP2
EN 13432 and ASTM D6400 180 microns100 microns (maximum 15% EP2)
Vinçotte OK compost180 microns100 microns (maximum 15% EP2)
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Key properties

  • 100% biodegradable and compostable according to EN 13432, ASTM D6400 and Vinçotte OK compost standards
  • Plasticiser-free
  • Unique ability to blend BiomeEP1 and BiomeEP2 to tailor the properties of the film
  • 15% stronger than other bio-resins
  • EU and FDA food contact approved
  • Grease resistant
  • Suited to applications where high speed printing using water or solvent based inks or equally laminating constructions where adhesive key is important
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Processing




  • Process well on mono and co-ex blown film lines

  • Temperature profiles during extrusion are typically lower than conventional polymers, providing energy savings for the converter

  • Printable without any pre-treatment

  • Colourable with compatible bio-masterbatches

  • Good sealability

  • Recyclability: waste can be re-granulated (typically up to 10-15%) and used with virgin material

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Sustainability


Start of Life: We aim for the highest possible bio-based content in all of our products and are continually developing our range to increase sustainability credentials.


End of Life: Films made from BiomeEP1 and BiomeEP2 are 100% biodegradable and compostable according to EN 13432, ASTM D6400 and Vincotte OK compost.