Novamont, Mater-Bi™

Country: 
Italy
Biobased carbon content: 

40-100%. The goal of the company is to increase the renewable content as the technology developes.

Product: 

A bioplastic in granular form called Mater-Bi. The pellets can be obtained with different formulations or grades, which can be transformed to make bioplastic products including packaging, single-use articles, toys, accessories and biofillers.

Material: 

Mater-Bi is derived from renewable raw materials of agricultural origin and non-genetically modified starch. Mater-Bi is reportedly completely biodegradable and compostable. Mater-Bi can biodegrade in composting, soil, fresh and salt water. Mater-Bi has the OK soil bio-degradable certification. Mater-Bi for films can be used in home compost operations and has the OK home compost certification. Mater-Bi is certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute.

Biobased material source location: 

Europe

Product manufacturing facility location: 

Terni, Italy.

Contact: 

Tony Gioffre
gioffre@materbi.com
Phone: 203-438-5904
Fax: 203-431-0451
51 Bennetts Farm Rd
P.O. Box 1039
Ridgefield, CT 06877