In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr Raimund Lassak, Head of Sales & Marketing at SoBiCo GmbH, shares some interesting insights on his company.
5 facts about: SoBiCo
- SoBiCo has developed a new type of PLA-Copolymer that eliminates the disadvantages of PLA in terms of elongation at break. In addition to the high elongation at break (without the addition of plasticizers), Plactid® is characterized by a very high bio-basedness (80-95%), recyclability, and long-term stability.
- Beside the PLA-Copolymers of the Plactid® series, SoBiCo also offers additives based on the new PLA copolymers for compounders.
- By developing a monomer recycling process for PLA materials (post-industrial, post-consumer), SoBiCo customers can implement a closed-loop for their products.
- In the BioBatch product group, SoBiCo offers types of bioplastics that are suitable for the production of films for food packaging through to mulch film applications and are biodegradable.
In addition to the “pure” PLA-Copolymers, these can also be used in combination with other bioplastics such as TPS or Standard-PLA to produce biocompounds with and without natural fibers.