Looking back at an eventful year at NaturePlast

2020 was eventful at NaturePlast/BiopolyNov. Despite the particular and necessarily complicated health context, NaturePlast was able to adapt itself and continue its development.

A reinforced team…

The increase in its activity has made it possible notably to recruit three new employees: Antoine has come to reinforce the export sales team, Maëlle is continuing the adventure with us after her engineering end-of-studies internship as a R&D project manager and Maxime is now our new polyvalent technician in the workshop in charge notably of logistic. Welcome to them!

The strong development of the company in 2020 will allow to continue recruiting since 2 new hirings are planned in 2021.

and a new activity!

Last year has also been the opportunity to invest in new equipments for the treatment of by-products. Indeed, the recovery of by-products is a very important part of NaturePlast’s activity which is a way to work on the concept of circular economy.

The company just bought early this year, a new industrial line for grinding / micronizing / sieving different types of by-products which complements laboratory / semi-industrial equipments that we own since 2015.

Acquired thanks to the support of ADEME and Normandy Region, these equipments have production yield of a few tens to a few hundreds kg/h depending on the by-products and the desired particle size.

They can for example process by-products like:

  • Mineral: seashells, etc.
  • Plant fibers: wood, flax, hemp, miscanthus, etc.
  • Shells and kernels
  • Textiles (leather, cotton, etc.)
  • Flowers
  • etc.

Do not hesitate to contact us for all your recovery or use of by-products projects.

An expertise always at your service

NaturePlast still offers its expertise through trainings dedicated to your needs. With an adapted format and without any prerequisites, it allows you to acquire a better understanding of the bioplastics’ world and their ecosystem.

This formation is intended for technical, R&D, commercial, marketing personal or companies’ management or public establishments which want to inform themselves or deepen their knowledge on two main topics:

  • Learning the fundamentals of bioplastics (definition, standards, legislation)
  • Knowing their technical characteristics, the advantages and limits: production, properties, use and costs.

Our expertise can also be adapted into specific support at all stages of your projects, from technology watch to prototyping and through all the development steps necessary to the realization of your innovations.

About us: NaturePlast is a french company based in Normandy (IFS-14), specialized in bioplastics. With more than 14 years of experience in this field, the company has the most extensive portfolio of raw materials and biobased and/or biodegradable compounds in Europe. With its daughter company BiopolyNov, they provide support to industrialists from the origin to the industrialisation of their innovative project. Thanks to their R&D expertise acquired during the years, NaturePlast and BiopolyNov are renowned major player in the development and production of formulations for clients and collaborative projects.