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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, SAFE & HEALTHY

PLASTIC-FREE,
SAFE & HEALTHY

 

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

  • free of forever chemicals

  • only environmentally friendly substances in product and production process

  • safe for humans and nature

  CLIMATE FRIENDLY

CLIMATE
FRIENDLY

SCALABLE & COMPETITIVE
 

  • many beneficial properties of plastics - while being plastic-free & bio-circular

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

  • scalable technology

  • 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 conflicts and prevent deforestation.

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

Our natural plastic substitute is particulary suitable for products where multiuse or recycling is difficult, or products that easily end in the environment.

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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 become a source of renewable energy. traceless is sustainable in all end-of-life scenarios.

END & BEGINNING
OF THE BIOCYCLE

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The carbon that the plant has taken up during growth is released back into the atmosphere, closing the renewable carbon cycle. No matter where traceless materials end, they truly leave no trace!

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