The consultancy services to our customers covers the substitution process from conventional plastics to biobased plastics. We guide our customers in choosing the right plastic granulate, in the processing of plastic granulate up to the creation of the final product. Together with our highly specialized partners from industry and research institutes, we provide tailor made solutions for our customers.
Plastics based on fossil resources are an essential part in the consumer goods industry and in industry applications, yet their production and disposal causes stress on fossil resources, the climate and the environment.
Already today, we enable our customers to choose alternatives through entering a sustainable circular economy by using biobased material solutions in combination with processing technology innovations.
When substituting or freshly developing articles on the basis of biobased plastics, the “natural” product features shall be preserved. As with conventional plastics, the solution constitutes a compromise between product features and processability.
Our competencies in the area of bioplastics together with the unique GREEN SUGAR technology allows our customers to substitute conventional plastics with environmentally friendly plastics based on biomass that is not conflicting with food.
Respondents to the STI group demonstrate the value of sustainability in packaging…
… of the respondents consider sustainable packaging to be important or very important.
… of the respondents are willing to pay a higher price for sustainable packaging.
… have an increased willingness to pay for sustainably packaged products (in average).
Plastics are usually made from non-renewable resources like crude oil or gas. Up to a certain degree, they can be recycled and reused at the end of the usage cycle. Yet, plastics often end up in waste deposits, in the environment or are transformed into energy in combustion furnaces. The incineration causes an increase of CO2 in the atmosphere.
Today, bioplastics are mainly extracted from starch. The possibility of using renewable resources for plastics is therefore proven. Yet, a restriction can be observed due to the input of resources such as maize, grain, sugar beet etc. whose usage is intended primarily in the food sector. In the future, we will produce bioplastics from residual biomass to prevent competition with food production.
Everything that is against nature has no substance in the long term.