Zaragoza, Spain-based materials company Nurel has announced that in November 2015 it launched a new biopolymer facility at its Zaragoza site.
The company's bioplastic range is currently promoted under the Inzea brand name. Nurel states that Inzea is a range of biopolymers based on starch and PLA that can be processed by injection moulding, film or sheet extrusion, and thermoforming.
The Inzea range of bioplastics can also be used for food contact applications, says the company, and is biodegradable and compostable.
Nurel, which is owned by Spain-based industrial group SAMCA, highlights that the move towards bioplastics comes following customer demand for more sustainable plastics that can be processed in a traditional way.
“This important investment shows the direct compromise of The SAMCA Group towards sustainable technologies and products,” says Miguel-Ángel Caballero, Managing Director of Nurel Engineering Polymers.
Nurel has been producing polyamide for over forty years.