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traceless material granulate biodegradable plant-based biobased plastic free

A NEW GENERATION
OF MATERIALS

We use plant leftovers of the agricultural industry, and turn them into the novel biomaterial traceless®.

Just like natural materials, traceless® is regenerative by design and sustainable in all aspects - to truly leave no trace.

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FOR A FUTURE
FREE OF POLLUTION AND WASTE

How can materials impact positively on the planet, rather than leading to pollution and waste?
We take nature as an example - since in nature, there is no such thing as waste, instead resources are kept in continuous cycles.

MATERIALS
DESIGNED FOR NATURE

traceless® materials are a natural, bio-circular plastic alternative - plant based, plastic-free and home compostable. We produce them in the form of a granulate which can be further processed into a wide range of end products.

  BIOBASED ON PLANT LEFTOVERS

  • 100% biobased carbon content 

  • fossil free

  • based on leftovers of agricultural food production (second generation biomass)

  • no direct food conflict

  • avoiding land-use-change & preserving biodiversity

BIOBASED ON PLANT LEFTOVERS

HOME COMPOSTABLE

  • certified home compostable (NFT 51-800)

  • designed for the biological cycle

  • disintegrates under natural composting conditions in 2-9 weeks (depending on thickness)

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

HOME COMPOSTABLE

PLASTIC-FREE & FREE OF TOXICS

PLASTIC-FREE & FREE OF TOXIC CHEMICALS

 

  • traceless base material is certified 100% plastic free (flustix plastic-free product)

  • only environmentally friendly substances in product and production process -  harmless for humans and nature

  CLIMATE FRIENDLY

CLIMATE
FRIENDLY

  COMPETITIVE TO PLASTICS
 

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

  • can be processed like plastics - suitable for many standard converting technologies (e.g. injection moulding)

  • quality competitive to plastics

  • price competitive to plastics at industrial production scale

COMPETITIVE TO PLASTICS

BASED ON
NATURAL POLYMERS

traceless® materials leave behind the familiar categories of the (bio)plastic age - and open up a new generation of plastic-free materials: natural biomaterials!

They are not only bio-based, but even biobased on leftovers, namely plant residues of agricultural industry. For biodegradation, they don‘t need industrial composting conditions, but are certified home compostable.

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The secret key for traceless®' excellent compostability: Natural polymers! Because nature has produced them, the natural microorganisms out there already know how to handle them, and can easily digest them.

 

Under natural composting conditions like on a home compost, composting takes only 2-9 weeks, depending on the thickness of the material. traceless® is certified home compostable.

Composting test of traceless material (left, thickness 0,2 and 1,6mm), compared to a film cutout of a commercially available organic waste bag (right, thickness 0,03mm, certified EN13432 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:

PLANT RESIDUES

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

TRACELESS
MATERIAL

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

FURTHER
PROCESSING

In a next step, the converting industry turns our base material granulate into flexible films, rigid material applications, or coating & adhesive solutions, using standard technologies for plastic processing.

PRODUCT
APPLICATIONS

traceless® materials are particulary suitable for products where multiuse or recycling is difficult, and where a natural plastic alternative is a more sustainable solution.

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DISPOSAL

Under natural composting conditions, our materials break down in water, humus and CO2 in just a few weeks. In other waste stream, they won't affect recyclability, but will get incinerated and become a source of renewable energy - which is further improving the carbon footprint of the material!

END & BEGINNING
OF THE BIOCYCLE

ORGANIC NUTRIENT & CO2

Through composting or incineration, traceless® materials become organic nutrients for new plants to grow, or help replace fossil-based energy with renewable energy. This way the renewable carbon cycle is closed, and they truly leave no trace!

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