At F.I.P. the leading French trade show for plastics composites and rubber taking place this year 5-8 April in Lyon, Netstal is presenting a thin-wall packaging application on a fully electric ELION 1200-510 based on biodegradable PHBH.
The Ecocup drinking cup, with a volume of 0.33 l is made of 100% biobased polymer and produced in a two-cavity mould from French partner SN Caulonque with a cycle time of less than 4 seconds.
The material, Kaneka’s Biodegradable Polymer Green Planet, is a PHBH produced via a revolutionary bio-fermentation process using renewable plant oils as feedstock. The polymer accumulates inside the bacteria and is subsequently extracted and purified by a water-based process. Kaneka Green Planet grades are certified "OK home" and "OK industrial" compostable, with selected grades also certified "OK biodegradable soil and marine."
PHBH has been listed in the European Commission's regulation no.10/2011 for all food type contact since 2019.