FOR A FUTURE FREE OF
POLLUTION AND WASTE

We envision a world where the materials we use impact positively on the planet, rather than leading to pollution and waste. Therefore we take nature as an example, since in nature there is no such thing as waste, instead resources are kept in continuous cycles.

traceless material granulate
traceless converted to paper coating
traceless converted to paper coating

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traceless liquid solution
traceless liquid solution

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traceless converted to film
traceless converted to film

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traceless converted to paper coating

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A NEW GENERATION OF MATERIALS

We have developed an innovative, patent-pending technology to make use of natural biopolymers in agricultural industry residues. With our technology, we produce a novel generation of bio-circular and plastic-free materials.

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MATERIALS DESIGNED FOR NATURE

We produce traceless materials as a granulate which can be further processed into a wide range of end products. Our materials are a holistically sustainable alternative to conventional plastics and bioplastics, considering all impact indicators, and designed to leave no trace.

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traceless use cases / film / food packaging
traceless use cases / film / food packaging

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traceless use cases / rigid / pots
traceless use cases / rigid / pots

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traceless use cases / coated paper / fresh food packaging
traceless use cases / coated paper / fresh food packaging

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traceless use cases / film / food packaging
traceless use cases / film / food packaging

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  BASED ON PLANT RESIDUES

  • biobased - made out of natural ingredients

  • based on by-products of agricultural food production

  • second generation biomass - no additional plants need to be grown to produce traceless

  • no food & land-use-change conflict

BASED ON PLANT RESIDUES

 NATURALLY COMPOSTABLE
 

  • designed for the biological cycle

  • compostable under natural conditions e.g. on home compost

  • becomes organic nutrient in 2-9 weeks (depending on material thickness)

  • safely disposable in all other waste streams without affecting recyclability or treatment, becoming a renewable energy source.

NATURALLY COMPOSTABLE

  FREE OF TOXIC CHEMICALS

  • safe, natural ingredients

  • only environmentally friendly substances in production process

  • toxic-free end products - harmless for humans and nature

  • no plastic and chemical pollution

FREE OF TOXIC CHEMICALS

  CLIMATE FRIENDLY

  • over the whole life cycle, traceless saves up to 60% climate emissions compared to virgin plastics

  • in production and disposal, traceless saves up to 87% climate emissions compared to virgin plastics

  • renewable, non-fossil raw materials

  • efficient production process

CLIMATE
FRIENDLY

  COMPETITIVE TO PLASTICS
 

  • beneficial properties of plastics - suitable for a wide range of use cases

  • can be used & processed like plastics

  • quality competitive to plastics

  • price competitive to plastics at industrial production scale

COMPETITIVE TO PLASTICS

traceless materials chart map bioplastic plastic biomaterial PBAT Bio PET Industrially degradable Biobased Non degradable Home compostable Biobased residues starch blends Conventional plastics PP, PE, PS, …area scaled by factor 0,1 Bio PA Bio PE PLA traceless materials Bio PP Bio PTT PHA PBS Cellophane Fossil based

Why we don't call our materials plastic, and also not bioplastic? Because in sustainability, they are one step ahead!

traceless materials are not only bio-based, but even based on biological residues. For biodegradation, they don‘t need industrial composting conditions, but are home compostable.

traceless materials are part of a new generation of advanced natural materials - beyond plastic an bioplastic!

BEYOND BIOPLASTICS

traceless biodegradation composting test

The key for traceless' excellent compostability lies in its natural ingredients: Unlike many bioplastics, our materials are based on natural biopolymers - those polymers that nature has produced itself. That's why microorganisms out there already know how to handle them, and can easily digest them.

 

Depending on the conditions and the thickness of the material, composting takes only 2-9 weeks.

Composting test of traceless plast (left, thickness 0,2 and 1,6mm), compared to a film cutout of a commercially available organic waste bag (right, thickness 0,03mm, certified DIN 13432 compostable).

DESIGNED FOR THE BIOLOGICAL CYCLE

traceless materials are biocircular - they can integrate into the natural material cycle, just like plants and other natural materials.

 

Follow their way through the biological cycle, and see how they truly leave no trace:

AGRICULTURAL
INDUSTRY RESIDUES

As a raw material, we use by-products of food production, like starch production leftovers or brewery residues. By valorizing second-generation biomass, we avoid food and land-use change conflicts.

TRACELESS
MATERIALS

Using our innovative, patent-pending process technology, we extract natural biopolymers from the plant residues, and turn them into our traceless base materials in granulate form.

FURTHER
PROCESSING

In a next step, the converting industry turns our base materials into flexible films, rigid material applications, or coating & adhesive solutions.

PRODUCT
APPLICATIONS

traceless materials are particulary suitable for products that are used only once, like single-use packagings, products with high abrasions that end up in nature and products in close contact with humans.

END & BEGINNING
OF THE BIOCYCLE

DISPOSAL
& BIODEGRADATION

Under natural composting conditions, our materials break down in 2-9 weeks, depending on the thickness. If disposed of in other waste streams, they won't affect recycling or treatment processes, and become a renewable energy resource.

ORGANIC

NUTRIENT

After composting, traceless materials become a nutrient for new plants to grow. This way they close the biological cycle, and truly leave no trace!

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