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Compound for monomaterial packaging:  The solution for recyclable barrier packaging

Single-use plastics for food packaging often consist of multilayered structures of different types of plastic material. These multilayers are essential to achieve the main barrier properties that are needed to meet all requirements. The use of plastic in the food packing industry has led to enormous reduction in food waste. On the other hand, multilayer structures cannot be separated which prevents first and secondary recycling processes. A solution is needed that enables plastic used for food packaging to be fully recyclable.

Boostani B.V. develops masterbatches and compounds for monomaterial packaging solutions with barrier properties. Instead of different layers, Boostani B.V. uses additives to create barriers. The proportion of additive to material is so small that Boostani B.V. material is classified as monomaterial solution and therefore recyclable. All ingredients used by Boostani B.V. have FDA approval.

The mechanism of the additives in the thin film is shown in this video:

We work on different specifications (mechanical performance and permeability). Please contact us to get more information.

Our research partnerships

We are a member of the “Circular Polymers” Consortium!

We are very proud to be a member of the “Circular Polymers” Consortium. This allows us to follow our vision of making the plastics industry shift towards circularity. In our consortium, many partners from across the value chain are involved which allows us to tackle the challenges in their entire existence.

Together with the support of Europe’s largest waste collector, Suez, and with the leadership of CHILL, the consortium’s goal is to increase plastic waste recycling. The aim of this project is to devise, develop and test technology that can ensure that the large plastic waste streams from the PMD (plastic-metal-drink cartons) bag can be almost completely upcycled for plastic processing.

By closing the carbon cycle in the plastic value chain, reducing the residual flow of non-separable plastic waste and developing new technologies, as well as product-market combinations, this project will provide added value for society, problem owners and consortium participants.

The aim is to strengthen the knowledge infrastructure in the South of the Netherlands around the carbon circulation in plastics, so that ultimately all residual flows can be recycled into high-quality plastic products. Support for this project will provide aid for pilot and demonstration of innovative techniques and the removal of financial and innovation limitations in the field of carbon circularity in the Southern Netherlands region.

Find out more about the consortium on the CHILL website.

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