MATER-BI is our innovative family of biodegradable and compostable bioplastics, developed over twenty-five years of research and innovation to provide solutions for specific environmental problems while combining product quality and performance with an efficient use of resources.
Materials made of MATER-BI, which is obtained by means of pioneering proprietary technologies using starches, cellulose, vegetable oils and their combinations, are made by an integrated industry involving no less than three Italian production facilities. In keeping with our bioeconomy model, understood as regional regeneration, these facilities have been converted into innovative industrial plants.
All grades of MATER-BI are certified by certification bodies in accordance with the main European and international standards. MATER-BI is a bioplastics whose properties and characteristics of use are very similar to those of traditional plastics, but at the same time, they are biodegradable and compostable according to the European standard UNI EN 13432, the most important reference for the technical material manufacturers, public authorities, composters, certifiers and consumers.
MATER-BI’s biodegradability and compostability properties and its high content of renewable raw materials allow optimal organic waste management, reduce the environmental impact and contribute to the development of virtuous systems, with significant advantages throughout the entire production-consumption-disposal cycle.
Sectors of application
Products made of MATER-BI are certified as biodegradable and compostable in accordance with the main European and international standards and are used in a wide variety of sectors, where they provide unique, innovative solutions.
MATER-BI is suitable for processing by the most common conversion technologies: blowing, casting, extrusion/thermoforming and injection moulding machines for traditional plastics.
The customer as a strategic partner
We have developed a system of partnership with our customers to ensure the appropriate quality standards of products made of MATER-BI, with a view to the constant improvement of their performance and environmental profile.
MATROL-BI is our line of biolubricants and rapidly biodegradable greases obtained from renewable resources
Since it comes from renewable sources, is rapidly biodegradable and has a formulation that is non-toxic for ecosystems, the MATROL-BI line of biolubricants and greases is a valid alternative to products of fossil origin, providing environmentally sustainable solutions to minimise the risks of these products being dispersed in the ecosystem.
MATROL-BI guarantees the functions and the integrity of all equipment using this line of biolubricants and greases, with advantages not only from the point of view of performance, but also in terms of the environment and safety. In the event of accidental dispersion in the environment, MATROL-BI biodegrades in just a few days without leaving any trace.
MATROL-BI is the optimal solution for all machinery operating in ecologically sensitive areas such as agricultural, forest, marine or urban areas (e.g. tractors and agricultural machinery, workboats and passenger boats, compactors for separate waste collection).
Products and customer care
The MATROL-BI line comprises four kinds of products: hydraulic fluids, greases, transmission fluid and dielectric fluids. We work alongside our customers to come up with products that meet their needs and with a view to the continual improvement of both technical and environmental performance.
Since 1989, Novamont, pioneer in the bioplastic sector, has invested over 120 million in developing a broad range of products for specific applications, containing renewable vegetable raw materials, with the aim of combining the environment, industry and agriculture. With a constant commitment to producing new materials from renewable sources and systems that have a limited environmental impact, Novamont has become an internationally recognised leader in this sector and a model of a company that cares about environmental, ethical and cultural aspects. Novamont’s basic philosophy is that the environment is something that can propel the development of a business that is economically sustainable and competitive on a large scale. Novamont was formed with this spirit and it keeps its pioneering approach and the passion of the working team intact, continually achieving new quality standards that safeguard man and his environment. Today, Novamont is the largest European company that produces bioplastics using vegetable components.
Novamont produce families of biodegradable plastics created using patented technologies developed in the fields of starches, cellulose, vegetable oils and of their combinations. These bioplastics are sold under the names Mater-Bi® and Origo-Bi® and are the first results of the project “Living Chemistry for Quality of Life”. Thanks to the experience gained, Novamont are now introducing another evolution to their development model, the “bio-refinery integrated into the territory”. This model uses locally-produced, renewable raw materials in an integrated production cycle to make products that come from the earth and return to the earth, thereby activating the whole sector of chemistry from renewable sources.