Research and Development concerning biopolymers
BiopolyNov specialises in 4 major categories:
Development of formulations intended to improve or optimise one or several properties of an existing bioplastic to adapt it to an industrialist’s specifications. Biopolymers still do not have all the properties existing in the wide range of standard plastic materials, and thus need to be optimised. These works primarily pertain to a modification of the mechanical, thermal, and transformation properties of the already existing materials.
Development of formulations intended to be incorporated into an active ingredient which will then be leached when the biodegradable plastics degrade. In addition to this intrinsic capability of rapid degradation at the end-of-life of certain biopolymers, this range of biodegradable materials has an actual technological advantage and offers new functionalities of use.
Today, our work pertains to the use and incorporation of active ingredients like: attractant, repellent, nutritive, curative, depolluting. This list is not exhaustive, there are several other applications where using a release support may be relevant.
- Using a by-product or waste materials to manufacture a new raw material potentially associated with its container (circular economy)
- A design imparted by the by-products which is very different in appearance (differentiation with a traditional plastic). This method of reclamation of by-products represents a major part of BiopolyNov’s work.