BIOMATERIALS

Our disposable tableware is strictly eco-friendly and respects the environment. It is produced using certified raw materials which are suitable for contact with food, completely ecofriendly, renewable and with little or no environmental impact.

Yellow paper, straw-coloured

It is produced with raw materials coming from recycling and regeneration and it's characterized by rustic and attractive appearance. Keep in a dry warehouse.

Machine glazed paper
This is a pure cellulose. It is of excellent quality, durable and flexible and it is produced with high quality raw materials. Keep in a dry warehouse.

PLA laminated cardboard
The Board of pure cellulose is coupled with a PLA film in bioplastics, biodegradable and 100% compostable according to EN 13432 norm. It is suitable for cold and warm liquids up to 70° C and also for food contact according to the applicable legal provisions. The film is in bioplastics PLA, obtained from processing natural raw material made of maize starch, with features similar to plastic but completely biodegradable and compostable. Not suitable for traditional oven and microwave, not suitable for infants food and follow-on formulas (until 3 years old), not suitable for food storage. Keep in a dry warehouse and between 0 °C and 35 °C.

Palm leaf

Palm leaf is a natural, totally biodegradable and 100% compostable raw material obtained from the spontaneous fall collection of BETEL palm leaves (natural detachment of the leaf from the plant in its normal renewal cycle).
Thanks to a careful processing that involves a first phase of water jet cleaning and molding by pressing at high temperatures, it is possible to obtain 2 to 3 plates from each palm leaf, depending on the different formats.
The processing is finished with handcrafted procedures, giving each piece a unique appearance and characteristic. Not suitable for baby food and follow-on products (up to the age of 3). Not suitable for food storage. Keep in cool, dry place.

Birch wood

Birch wood is used because it looks good and is robust, it is biodegradable and compostable according to the times of nature. Not suitable for oven and microwave cooking. Not suitable for baby food and follow-on products (up to the age of 3). Not suitable for food storage. Keep in cool, dry place.

Mater-bi
It is an innovative family of bioplastics that use vegetable components, such as corn starch and biodegradable polymers obtained from both renewable raw materials and fossil raw materials. Keep in a dry warehouse and between 0 °C and 35 °C.

Pure cellulose wadding
It comes from cellulose fibres and it is the material that we can find on the outer membrane of vegetable organisms. Keep in a dry warehouse.

PLA polylactic acid

PLA is a biopolymer derived from corn starch. Bioplastic PLA is completely biodegradable and compostable in accordance with EN 13432. PLA becomes compost in 45-60 days, when in optimal conditions for composting (60° C to + 95% humidity) and within industrial composting facilities. Jars made of this material are transparent and quite similar to plastic glasses, but they have enormous benefits from the ecological point of view. Not suitable for oven and microwave cooking, not suitable for baby food and follow-on products (until 3 years old), not suitable for food storage. Keep in cool, dry place (0 °C to +35 °C).

PLA crystallized

The PLA or polylactic acid, is a biopolymer derived from corn starch. Undergoing crystallization, the PLA becomes heat-resistant and withstands temperatures up to 80° C.  Not suitable for oven and microwave cooking, not suitable for baby food and follow-on products (until 3 years old), not suitable for food storage. Keep in cool, dry place.

Cellulose pulp

Cellulose pulp comes from the residual fibers of some plants processing, in particular from bamboo and sugar cane. Cellulose is one of the most important polysaccharides. Tableware made of cellulose pulp is suitable for food contact in accordance with the current provisions of law. Suitable to contain liquids, heat resistant, can be used for a short time in oven or microwave. Not suitable for baby food and follow-on products (until 3 years old), not suitable for food storage. Keep in cool, dry place.

Biodegradability - What does it mean?
It's the ability of a substance to be decomposed by nature, or rather, by bacteria that live in the soil and surface water. Bacteria transform the organic matter into carbon dioxide which once released into the atmosphere is absorbed by trees, plants and algae to synthesize substances (e.g. sugars) that are essential to our survival. So the natural cycle continues.

What does readily biodegradable mean?
The OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) has developed guidelines to determine the biodegradability: OECD method 301. A substance "readily biodegradable" will successfully pass the OECD test only if displaying a biodegradability higher than 60 % in 28 days.

What is a renewable raw material?
It's a raw material that was produced during the last 100 years from plants or animals.

What does compostable mean?
It can be defined as a specific type of biodegradation that occurs in both industrial and home composting plants.

What are the requirements for compostable?
To be considered compostable according to UNI EN 13432 a material has to meet the following requirements:

  • Biodegradability is the metabolic conversion of material into carbon dioxide. Biodegradability is measured by the standard test EN 14046 (also known as ISO 14855: biodegradability under controlled composting conditions). If the material biodegrades 90% in less than 6 months, it can be considered a biodegradable one.
  • Disintegrability: lack of visual contamination. The material fragments and loses visibility in the final compost.
    The test that measures the Disintegrability takes place on a pilot scale and it is called EN 14045: this material is composted with organic waste for three months. At the end of the 3 months the resulting compost is analysed ad evaluated with a minimum rate of 2 mm. In order to pass the test, the remaining material, exceeding 2mm in size, must display a total mass which is less than 10% of the initial one.
  • Heavy metals must be under default range.
  • No negative effects on the composting process. The composting process follows a pilot scale.
  • No negative effects on the quality of compost.
  • Through a OECD modified test it is possible to watch and analyse the growing process of plants on compost samples where the material under observation ended degradation. In order to pass the test there should be no difference between those samples of compost and a compost control.
  • After degradation there should be no change of chemical-physical parameters: pH, N, P, Mg, K, salinity, volatile solids.

Why is it important to use disposable biodegradable?
In a consumer society, landfill sites are filled with tons of plastic. Even the oceans have become dumping ground which is the result of years of accumulated waste: both on the shores and oceans, plastic islands have formed in the past years. Because of this problem people started using bioplastic, which combines the properties of plastics but it's produced using decomposable organic materials: corn starch (PLA), remains of sugar cane and pine forests (pulp). Our goal is to convince as many users as possible to use biodegradable utensils in order to improve the situation in the world.