Synprodo creates organically based, compostable foam alternative

With cities across the globe banning traditional expanded polystyrene, which is a derivative of petroleum, Netherlands-based Synprodo believes its new compostable foam is a suitable alternative.

Synprodo, a supplier of packaging and plastic industrial products, will introduce BioFoam, its organically based, compostable foam, at the FachPack (Sept 24-25; Nürnberg, Germany) trade show.

Styropor is an expanded polystyrene (EPS) invented by BASF in 1951 and today is used for construction as well as for packaging. However, since it's manufactured from polymers derived from fossil fuel based raw materials, Synprodo believes alternatives are urgently needed.

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