MATER-BI has shown to be an alternative and sustainable material to be used for pheromone dispensers. Isagro Italia has introduced on the market the new pheromone dispenser Ecodian, made of MATER-BI biodegradable and compostable materials. Ecodian dispensers are used in IPM and allow a signifi cant reduction of insecticide application; it does not require to be removed and disposed at the end of the season (as for all the plastic materials) and can be left in the soil, since the dispenser does not retain any pheromone. Ecodian can be used against the main fruit moths, such as Cydia molesta, Anarsia lineatella, Cydia funebrana and Cydia pomonella
Food Waste Caddy Liners and Sacks Liners and sacks made from MATER-BI are fully certified to EN13432 and can be produced to be suitable for home composting with certification to Vincottes OK Compost Home.
In the UK, biodegradable and compostable liners and sacks which enters an industrial organic recycling facility working to national End of Waste standards e.g. BSI PAS100 for Composted Products must be independently certified to a recognised standard, both EN13432 and Vincottes OK Compost Home Programme are recognised as acceptable inputs.
Where MATER-BI liners are used in food waste collections, a number of benefits are realised to every part of the system leading to increased safe capture of food waste to produce high quality, plastic-free soil improvers and fertilisers.
NOVAMONT is the worlds leading company in the sector of bioplastics and biochemicals obtained through the integration of chemistry, environment and agriculture. It promotes a new model of bioeconomy in the logic of the circular economy, not only based on efficiency and sustainable use of renewable resources, but also as a factor for territorial regeneration. Its development model starts from local areas and creates integrated biorefineries by converting uncompetitive industrial sites, respecting the specific characteristics and biodiversity of the territories, in partnership with all the stakeholders in the value chain.
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 value chain involving three Italian production facilities. In keeping with our bioeconomy model, understood as territorial regeneration, uncompetitive industrial sites have been converted into innovative plants.
Its approach is cultural as well as industrial and can create jobs and competitiveness, enhancing local skills and implementing training programmes at all levels.
NOVAMONT has a team dedicated to the UK which offers sales and technical support to our exisiting customers and any other interested parties who would like to learn more about our company and products. A key objective of our UK team being to help promote our MATER-BI bioplastics range and, secondly, of creating awareness and informing the various stakeholders on the important role that biodegradable plastics and biosourced materials can play as part of a circular economy and new business opportunities.