Mulch Films (Agricultural Films)
Mulch films made from Bio-Flex® F 1130 excel due to their ease of machinability and ground laying compatibility. Mulch films made from Bio-Flex® F 1130 have the advantage that they do not biodegrade too quickly during their protective function on the surface of the field. However, they do biodegrade steadily once ploughed into the soil after use. A further advantage is that there is no starch or starch derivatives used, which makes a mulch film made from Bio-Flex® F 1130 less sensitive to moisture and variations in weather, thus making it more durable.
Bio-Flex® bags have a variety of features. One of our most popular resins used for bags is our Bio-Flex® F 1130. Bags made using this resin are flexible and highly stretchable (wall thickness down to 8 μm). Alternatively, using our Bio-Flex® F 2110 to produce bags creates a finished product comparable to HDPE. In addition, bags made from Bio-Flex® F 2110 are very transparent and have an elegant surface gloss. Due to the high transparency, the bags can also be excellently colored. A coronary treatment for printing e.g. in offset or flexo-printing is not required for any of the Bio-Flex films. For printing, solvent-containing or water-based printing inks can be used.
For the production of transparent blister packaging, we currently offer two products: on the one hand a partially bio-based PET and on the other hand a biodegradable PLA. Both products are distinguished by their high transparency.
BOTTLES & CANISTERS
For the production of bottles and canisters using a blow moulding process, we offer different products from our Bioflex, Green PE and Bio PET range. As a “drop-in” solution all Green PE grades can be processed like conventional polyethylene. Recycling is comparable to conventional polyethylene and is 100% recyclable.
CONTAINERS & BINS
We offer different granules for the production of injection moulded containers and bins. You can choose from a variety of bio-based and biodegradable products.
Our packaging keeps what your products promise. In general, consumers are well informed about the ingredients within certain products. More and more, the emphasis is placed on “natural” cosmetic products and consumers spend time searching for them. It remains a fact that cosmetics are a life-style statement and an affirmation of one’s personality. Packaging from renewable raw materials supports the natural message of your cosmetics brand and stands out from the mass of traditional packaging. To determine which of our bio-based and biodegradable products are most suitable for the production of your cosmetic products, please review the table below.
Food packaging has to fulfil complex tasks. In addition to the protection of the goods, it must also meet the corresponding mechanical requirements at various temperatures along with filling processes. We can meet these requirements with the help of a wide range of resins – whether as mono-films or in co-extrusion; whether biodegradable or bio-based, together we will find the right solution for your product.
Ties and clips are required in horticultural applications for example to support plant shoots. These ties and clips occasionally fall off during plant growth and are trodden into the soil by accident. As a result of the unique combination of rigidity along with high elongation, biodegradable Bio-Flex® F 6510 represents a practical alternative to standard plastic ties or clips. With this material it is even possible to produce integral / live hinges.
For use as diaper backsheet or femcare products. The unique combination of breathability while maintaining a barrier to water vapour is particularly suitable for the production of diaper back sheet and other similar hygiene products. Bio-Flex® F 1130 has a pleasing, soft feel even though it has been produced as blown film. With films made from polyethylene such a smooth surface can only be produced by using an embossed cast film.
The combination of different polymers usually serves to meet the high requirements of a product, such as certain barrier values. Depending on the requirements you want to achieve, we have the most diverse polymers within our portfolio. This may be a bio-based polyamide, a partially bio-based PET, a bio-based PE or even a biodegradable plastic such as Bio-Flex® or pure PLA. The possibility of combinations is diverse. Please contact us for more information.
Nettings should be biodegradable or purely bio-based, depending on the application. We have both options for you in our portfolio.
For the production of bio-based nettings, we recommend the use of Green HDPE SHE 150. If you are looking for a biodegradable solution, Bio-Flex® F 2110 is especially recommended because it has a strong toughness and a good restoring force. With Bio-Flex® you can produce both extruded and knitted nettings.
For the production of extrusion-coated papers, you have the possibility to use a biodegradable resin from the Bio-Flex® family or a bio-based Green PE. Dependent upon how your product will be disposed of, one or the other solution is recommended.
For the production of shrink films, various Green PE products based on sugar cane are available. You can adjust the properties, as usual, by co-extrusion.
Highly complex demands require corresponding polymers. We offer a variety of bio-based and biodegradable plastics, which meet the most diverse requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
SKYi Innovations offers different EN 71-3 certified products for the production of toys.
For the production of trays, we have a comprehensive portfolio of bio-based and biodegradable resins. If you need transparent trays and shells, we recommend the use of our partially bio-based PET or pure PLA. However, if you want to produce a biodegradable and heat-resistant tray, we recommend the use of Bio-Flex® F 6611. It consists of more than 60% renewable raw materials, is biodegradable and heat-resistant up to 135 °C.
Biodegradable waste bags from Bio-Flex® have a much greater moisture barrier than other bioplastics. This is due to the fact that Bio-Flex® does not contain starch or starch derivatives. Organic waste releases moisture during collection within the container. With Bio-Flex®, this moisture remains in the bag and does not leachate into the dustbin. In addition to our compostable Bio-Flex® grades, we also offer you a bio-based Green PE for the production of waste bags. Especially Green LDPE STN 7006 or Green HDPE SGM 9450F grades are most suitable for such bags.