wednesday 16th october 2019



Among this year's innovations are new MATER-BI grades for fruit and vegetable bags with increased renewable material content and for compostable 5-layer barrier film

Novara – Düsseldorf, 16 October 2019 – Novamont's new R&D and engineering achievements are being showcased at K2019, the no. 1 fair for the plastics and rubber sector, which this year is focussing on the circular economy and sustainability.
A large number of innovations and new initiatives are on show at the Novamont stand at K2019 (hall 6 - stand A58).

A new grade of Mater-Bi with a renewable raw material content of over 50% is now available for fruit and vegetable bags, meeting both industrial and also domestic compostable characteristics required by Italian, French and Austrian market regulations. Thanks to a collaboration with Novamont's German partner Reifenhäeuser now lasting numerous years, during the fair it will be possible to visit Reifenhäeuser’s Troisdorf site, just a short drive from Dusseldorf, and directly witness extrusion tests on Mater-Bi fruit and vegetable bags. Customers will thus be able to see for themselves that the new Mater-Bi solution, with an increased percentage of renewable material content, can be used to produce film for high-quality bags with excellent mechanical strength and good transparency.

Also at the Troisdorf site of its partner Reifenhäeuser, it will be possible for customers to observe the extrusion test on a 5-layer compostable film with barrier properties. This is an absolute first for the compostable food packaging sector, making it possible to combine compostability and gas barrier properties.

The Novamont Group is world leader in the development and production of bioplastics and biochemicals through the integration of chemistry, the environment and agriculture. With more than 600 employees, it registered a turnover of €238 million in 2018 and made continuous investments in research and development activities (5% of its turnover and more than 20% of its staff); it has a portfolio of around 1,800 patents. The group has its headquarters in Novara, a production facility in Terni and research laboratories in Novara, Terni and Piana di Monte Verna (CE). The Novamont subsidiaries are based in Bottrighe (RO), Patrica (FR) and Porto Torres (SS). Active in Germany, France and the United States through commercial offices and a representative office in Brussels (Belgium). Novamont operates through own distributors in more than 40 countries all over the world.
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