- Bio-based and certified compostable plastic for coating paper and cardboard
- Following some bottlenecks, ecovio® PS 1606 from BASF is once again available in sufficient volumes
- Industrially compostable and now also mechanically recyclable using the PTS RH method
On a purely technical level, their properties would not satisfy the customers. That’s why an additional coating is required.” After all, it is this coating that makes the paper or cardboard packaging resistant to liquids and grease, thereby protecting the food. It also makes the consumption of food and drinks more enjoyable for the customer, as they can keep their hands clean.
The benefits of ecovio® PS 1606
Such coatings usually consist of polyethylene (PE) and PE products decompose slowly. As a result, more and more companies in the industry are looking for alternatives. ecovio® PS 1606, which is produced by BASF and marketed by BTC Europe, can be a solution here. The mainly bio-based polymer is made up of the certified compostable BASF plastic ecoflex® and polylactic acid (PLA) derived from renewable raw materials based on sugar.
Among other applications, the high-quality bioplastic is perfectly suited for coatings on paper and cardboard. Like LDPE (low-density polyethylene), which is often used in the food and packaging industries, ecovio® PS 1606 is heat- and cold-resistant, acts as an effective barrier against water and grease and has good sealing properties.