Our M·VERA® compounds are produced by AKRO-PLASTIC in Germany since BIO-FED is a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH. In the past 30 years, AKRO-PLASTIC has grown steadily and has extensive expertise in the area of plastic compounding and an annual global production capacity of approximately 180,000 tonnes. M·VERA® products are well established in a number of applications and can be used in various processing methods.
Our bioplastic film compounds are used for products like shopping bags, fruit and vegetable bags as well as for labels, agricultural applications and a lot more. Our bioplastic materials for injection moulding can be used for coffee capsules, cutlery, cosmetic packaging, toys, plant clips and so on. All our products can be colored individually with our AF-Eco® masterbatches.
The Bioplastic Product Family
Bioplastics were first developed as an alternative to petroleum-based plastics. The term bioplastic involves an entire family of products with different properties and applications. A plastic can be classified as a bioplastic if it is either biobased (partly or fully), biodegradable, or both. Biobased bioplastics can be made using a wide range of different feedstocks such as starch, sugar or cellulose – first-generation feedstock. For instance, Polylactic Acid (PLA) is made by using sugar fermentation and is often used for products such as mobile phone components, bottles and other packaging. Furthermore, the bioplastics industry is committed to feedstock diversification. Currently, the first-generation feedstock is in use, and efforts are made to switch to the second generation. The second generation of feedstock can be sugars from bagasse, straw etc. There are also concepts for turning CO2 or CH4 directly into green building blocks – bypassing the agricultural step altogether.
Our M·VERA® biocompounds can be used for a wide variety of applications. They are suitable for different processing technologies and can be processed on conventional plastics machinery. Drying is usually not necessary as our biocompounds are delivered ready for use. Furthermore, M·VERA® biocompounds can easily be colored with our AF-Eco® masterbatches.
We have several biocompounds in our portfolio:
- With different certificates of biodegradability
- With different amounts of renewables and/or biobased carbon content
- M·VERA® A series for agricultural films
- M·VERA® B series for bag applications
- M·VERA® BR series for high biocontent film applications (e.g. flexible packaging)
- M·VERA® F series for monofilament applications (e.g. 3D printing)
- M·VERA® GP series for general purpose applications (e.g. injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming)
- M·VERA® PPC/PPH series of biomass-balanced polypropylene compounds for durable applications (e.g. injection moulding, extrusion, fibre applications)
M·VERA® Biomass-balanced PP Compounds
New in the portfolio are M·VERA® compounds made of biomass-balanced polypropylene. They are certified according to ISCC PLUS and REDcert² and are suitable for a wide range of processing techniques.
In addition to our M·VERA® compounds made of biomass-balanced polypropylene, we offer you the matching ISCC PLUS and REDcert² certified color masterbatches.
M·VERA® Extrusion and Thermoforming Grades
These materials are industrial compostable and have a high biobased part. They have been specially developed for extrusion and thermoforming applications and are approved for food contact according to EU 10/2011.
M·VERA® Injection Moulding Grades
The M∙VERA® injection moulding materials are all biodegradable with different end-of-life scenarios. In addition, they have different levels of biobased content. Further information and application examples can be found here.
M·VERA® Film Grades
The range of M∙VERA® film compounds includes bioplastics that are biodegradable and/or have a biobased content. Further information and application examples can be found here.