The project for the incorporation of bioplastics in the manufacturing chain of the IP Triana company ends

Submitted by Serena Rebollo… on 08 February 2022

2022 Fotos Noticias  (8)
  • The Eurecat Technological Center, Industrias Plásticas Triana and the Packaging Cluster finalize the BIO-ENV project to offer a new circular packaging solution
  • A collaborative project that will allow IP Triana's business to be versatile with innovative and more sustainable products

The BIO-ENV project was born in 2018, with the aim of studying the biodegradability of a polypropylene packaging from IP Triana, with the knowledge of the Eurecat Technological Center, to identify, validate and certify that the selected biodegradable materials are compatible with the products and IP Triana manufacturing processes based on initial tests, and incorporating these products into the catalog of sustainable solutions, providing added value to the market.

IP Triana is a family business dedicated to the manufacture of plastic injection containers in the pharmaceutical and consumer sectors. His vision is to achieve more sustainable products that adapt to market and regulatory needs. The objective of the company is to manufacture 5% of the units sold of the selected container (transparent container of 218ml) in biodegradable material in 2021 and 50% in 2025 and 1% and 10% respectively by total production of the company in the category of consumer packaging.

The collaboration of the Eurecat Technology Center in the project allowed us to go beyond verifying compliance with biodegradation under controlled compostability conditions according to ISO 14855 and to carry out supplementary analyzes. Eurecat identified bioplastic materials compatible with IP Triana products that meet the requirements defined in the project proposal.

Finally, the material selected as an alternative to polypropylene has been a thermoplastic of biological origin, suitable for the production of food packaging according to the criteria of Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011, being a compostable material and that already has a certificate of industrial composting and is suitable for high and low temperatures.

With this sample, it is expected that 50% of the manufacturing of the selected consumer containers of IP Triana by 2025 will be with biodegradable material, betting on a sustainable and scalable model to the rest of the packaging industry.

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