SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE PLAPACK PROJECT
Plásticos Erum, in partnership with research centres such as AIMPLAS and other companies in the sector, has successfully completed its participation in the PLAPACK project, funded by the CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial). The outcome of the last three years of research is a new generation of natural, compostable and biodegradable plastics, with low migration and a high degree of flexibility.
This new material has been used to make a number of plastic products, such as UV-resistant, low migration clothes hangers that do not stain clothing. The new material has many applications, as it can be used to make products that can resist impact, low temperatures and oils, with oxygen and water vapour barrier properties.
In addition to all these products, made using extrusion and injection processes, it is also possible to obtain multilayer structures with the new bioplastic to suit both functional properties and aesthetic factors.