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WELCOME TO NATURENE,
THE “MADE IN ITALY” PACKAGING
THAT BIODEGRADES WITHIN 12 WEEKS


The new flexible packaging made of Mater-Bi is the result of collaboration
between Novamont and Safta
Düsseldorf, 27 October 2010
NATURENE: the new “made in Italy” biodegradable packaging made of Mater-Bi developed by
Novamont - a market leader in bioplastics - and Safta, a well-established company in the field of
flexible packaging.
NATURENE is a heat-resistant laminate that can be easily printed on with standard technologies. If
correctly sent for composting, it biodegrades in just 12 weeks in accordance with the EN13432
standard.
The product provides a high barrier to oxygen and water vapour, is suitable for most automatic FFS
packaging lines and can be used for both food and non-food applications: dry foods (coffee, sugar,
baked products, snacks, etc.), dry pet food, powder detergents and secondary packaging.
Novamont will be showcasing its products during the Düsseldorf K fair, in Hall 06, stand E09.
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Novamont SpA, whose shares are held by Banca Intesa San Paolo and Investitori Associati, is leader in the production of
bioplastics manufactured with renewable raw materials of agricultural origin. With 173 employees (30% of them working
in R&D), it invested more than 7% of its total sales in 2009 (the equivalent of 63.6 million Euro) in research and
development. It has an overall production capacity of 80,000 tons per year. The company holds a patent portfolio that
includes 90 patent families and 800 internationally registered patents. It is based in Novara and its manufacturing plants
are in Terni. It operates directly or through its distributors in Germany, France, Benelux, Scandinavia, Denmark, the UK,
the US, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Novamont Press Office:
Carl Byoir & Associates +39 02.3314593
Francesca De Sanctis - fdesanctis@carlbyoir.com
Sabina Lenaz - slenaz@carlbyoir.com




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