With INZEA®, Nurel has developed a range of fully biodegradeable polymers. Up to 85 percent of the products are produced from renewable resources like non-genetically modified polylactic acid (PLA) and starch. Thanks to optimal mechanical properties and processing parameters similar to those of polyolefins and styrene plastics, INZEA® is a sustainable replacement for petroleum-based polymers. Effective immediately, Biesterfeld will also begin to sell this range in France.
Biopolymers allow for more environmentally friendly and sustainable manufacturing. An amount of large energy savings are possible due to the low processing temperatures. Conventional polymer processors for injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming can work seamlessly with INZEA®.
The fields of application are diverse. All INZEA® products are suitable food contact materials in line with Regulation (EU) No.10/2011 for plastics. The bioploymers can be used to manufacture shopping bags and packaging products such as dimensionally stable bowls, cups and, larger containers for the retail industry and crockery and cutlery for gastronomy sector. INZEA® is also suitable for the production of coffee capsules. In addition, biopolymers can be used to make containers for the cosmetics industry. INZEA® is appropriate for products like planters and clamps for use in agri- and horticulture. These biodegrade in the ground, enriching the soil with nutrients: with the result that they can remain in the ground after harvesting.
The INZEA® product range complies with USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification, which is based on the ASTM D6866 standard. The OK compost label for INZEA® guarantees compliance with EN 13432, the European standard for compostability in industrial compost plants. The associated ecotoxicity test shows that INZEA® degrades harmlessly in the soil and has no impact on the quality or growth of plants.
Please direct questions on the purchase and use of INZEA® to Biesterfeld Sales Representative Jean-Christophe Guillorit, at +33 1 55940882 or j.guillorit[at]biesterfeld[dot]com.