We are leading the way in research and low environmental impact technologies
in the cosmetics packaging sector
The need to safeguard the natural equilibrium of the environment is of increasing relevance to the manufacturing industry and the cosmetics packaging sector in particular. Markets are extremely keen to reward the use of technologies and materials with low environmental footprints.
For Pibiplast, these aspects are of crucial importance. Demonstrating the great importance it attributes to the environment, in the past year the company has carried out ongoing research into raw materials, developing new products derived from renewable and renewable plastic.
Bottles in renewable material
Pibiplast is delighted to present bottles produced using raw materials from renewable sources. The challenge consisted in finding a way to use BIO-BASED materials with existing moulds, without making any modifications and with the possibility of continuing to use the moulds also with the petroleum-based materials normally used.
What does “renewable raw material” mean?
A renewable raw material is one that can be produced or generated quickly. Sugarcane, for example, is a renewable raw material since it can be grown and then grown back naturally with the cycle of the seasons. Plastics derived from sugarcane, like other plant-based plastics, are therefore called “renewable” or “bio-based”.
How to measure the renewables content
Generally, the unit of measurement adopted is the BCC, which stands for Biobased Carbon Content. The higher the percentage of BCC in a polymer, the greater the reduction in CO2 emissions.
The benefits of renewable plastics
- They reduce our reliance on the use of a finite raw material such as petroleum
- They help reduce CO2 emissions.