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.
A NEW GENERATION OF MATERIALS
We have developed an innovative, patent-pending technology to make use of natural biopolymers: Based on plant residues from the agricultural industry, we produce a novel generation of bio-circular and plastic-free 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.
THAT'S THE IMPACT >
BASED ON PLANT RESIDUES
based on by-products of agricultural food production
second generation biomass, no food & land-use-change conflict
BASED ON PLANT RESIDUES
certified home compostable
designed for the biological cycle
becomes organic nutrient in 2-9 weeks (depending on thickness)
safely disposable in all other waste streams without affecting recyclability or treatment, becoming a renewable energy source.
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
over the whole life cycle, traceless saves up to 76% climate emissions compared to virgin plastics
in production and disposal, traceless saves up to 95% climate emissions compared to virgin plastics
renewable, non-fossil raw materials
saves 83% fossil energy demand during production
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
Why we don't call our materials plastic, and also not bioplastic? Because they are part of a new generation of plastic-free alternatives, and go one step further than bioplastics:
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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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 biological carbon cycle is closed, and they truly leave no trace!