News Detail

AGRANA PRESENTS NEW DEVELOPED BIO-PLASTIC OUT OF THERMOPLASTIC STARCH

AGRANA announces the market launch of its bio-plastic component AGENACOMP®.

Date: 14.12.2018

At a press conference at the AGRANA Research & Innovation Center (ARIC) in Tulln, CEO Marihart presented the innovative properties of the newly developed bio-plastics AGENACOMP®. This bio-plastic compound has been developed at ARIC through years of intensive research and consists of 50 percent thermoplastic starch and a biodegradable polyester that is 100 percent biodegradable in house compost.
CEO Marihart: "For the first time ever, the bioplastics market has a product with such a high proportion of starch (only around 25% available on the market) that enables complete home compostability. The TÜV-certified composting tests (OECD 301 and OECD 302) resulted in 100% rotting without microplastic residues, "explains AGRANA CEO Johann Marihart. "The applications of AGRANA's newly developed bio-plastic compound are diverse, ranging from its suitability as a knot bag for fruit and vegetables, to a more powerful carry-on bag, to use as a packaging film."
With the development of this bio-plastic ARIC has made an important contribution to the sustainability strategy of AGRANA and thus to the protection of our environment.

Download press release
 

Research fields

Learn more about our research fields Sugar, Starch, Fruit & Biotechnology