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Advanced & Functional Technologies for Biocomposites S.L.

Albert Einstein, 5, 46980 Paterna - Valencia
Spain

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Nadia García

R&D Specialist

Spain

Phone
+34 672 387 096

Email
nadia.garcia@adbioplastics.com

Fernando Trénor

Project Manager

Spain

Phone
+34 672 387 258

Email
fernando.trenor@adbioplastics.com

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Packaging materials / Plastic / Bio plastics

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.01  Packaging materials
  • 02.01.03  Packaging materials / Plastic
  • 02.01.03.03  Packaging materials / Plastic / Polylactic Acid (PLA)

Packaging materials / Plastic / Polylactic Acid (PLA)

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ADBioplastics

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19 May 2021

ADBioplastics launches its additive ADBio PLA +, a biobased and compostable "impact modifier", which improves the resistance of virgin PLA

With this additive, elongation at break is improved by 7 times compared to conventional PLA.

The Valencian startup has its sights set on the current BIO market and, given the new needs to improve the impact resistance of base PLA, has decided to launch its additive “ADBio PLA +”, exclusive for this bioplastic. “We have been working for a few months to put ourselves at the forefront in additives and with the validation of the compound grades, which we have recently carried out, we have achieved especially significant improvements in mechanical properties. In fact, in elongation at break, an improvement of up to 7 times more than commercial PLA is achieved. So, we define ourselves as a biobased impact modifier that will revolutionize the normal biopolymer so that it is not so fragile and brittle, in extrusion and injection applications”, Nadia García, R&D Specialist in ADBioplastics has said. The additive also improves processability (cycle times and density comparable to PET), barrier properties in oxygen and water vapour while maintaining transparency.

Currently, the sales department of ADBioplastics focuses on establishing strategic alliances to offer the additive to the different sectors such as packaging, textile, 3D printing, and construction, among others, where the acceptance of the product has remained demonstrated. The main goal is to replace traditional plastics derived from oil with biobased and compostable plastics following the European standard EN-13432. The OK compost certification from the TÜV Austria, the highest European certification is being approved to be industrial compost at a thickness of up to 2 millimeters. “We want companies to make the leap to BIO products and accompany them in this process through a consultative sale. That is why we offer "tailor-made" additives and bioplastics, which adapt to the machinery of the traditional plastics industry. Our clients' success is our own", Lorena García, Managing Director, has explained.

ADBioplastics is dedicated to the development and manufacture, to measure, of additives and bioplastics for the food, cosmetic, textile, 3D printing, and construction sectors. The products are biobased because they come from corn, sugar cane, and/or beets, as well as compostable; which means that, under industrial conditions, they go down in just six months, turning into CO2, compost, and water. A process that will help comply with the European Union's Plastics Reduction Directive set for 2030. If you want to find out more about this startup, go to www.adbioplastics.com.

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14 Apr 2021

ADBioplastics SUCCESS STORY: Clamshell made of biobased and compostable PLA-Premium material for fresh bakery products

This sustainable material goes for short-term room temperature, long-term frozen and chilled products under EU regulations. Compared with virgin PLA, PLA-Premium grades improve resistance up to 7 times.

After the completion in 2020 of the installation of its new industrial plant, ADBioplastics has, in recent months, turned to its R&D department. And this is translating into new success stories. In collaboration with a packaging manufacturer from the Valencian Community, it has carried out the production of a proof of concept for thermoformed packaging for the food sector. This has been made entirely of biobased and compostable PLA-Premium material specially designed for rigid containers of fresh bakery and pastries.

“We additive PLA-Premium grades according to customer needs to achieve the desired mechanical properties. In the case of thermoformed food containers for pastries, the PLA-Premium W 721 - F grade has been used and is intended for short-term room temperature, long-term frozen and chilled products under EU regulations”, Nadia García, R&D Specialist at ADBioplastics explains. These grades enhance the mechanical properties improving up to 7 times the resistance, so they are less brittle than virgin PLA, at the same time that they are more processable and maintain transparency. The product has been tested demonstrating its industrial compostability. "The main goal of our startup is to help clients achieve the sustainability goals promoted by the European Union for 2030 and we know that we are on the right track," Lorena García, Managing Director, says.

ADBioplastics is dedicated to the development and manufacture, to measure, of additives and bioplastics for the food, cosmetic, textile, 3D printing, and construction sectors. The products are biobased because they come from corn, sugar cane, and/or beets, as well as compostable; which means that, under industrial conditions, they disintegrate in just six months, turning into CO2, compost, and water. A process that will help comply with the European Union's Plastics Reduction Directive set for 2030 and promote the circular economy. If you want to know more about this startup, go to www.adbioplastics.com.

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04 Nov 2020

PLA-Premium bioplastic is the perfect substitute for traditional plastic for rigid bakery and pastry packaging

The grades developed by ADBioplastics enhance elasticity and are less brittle than PLA while maintaining transparency.

European regulations for 2030 strongly push towards a sustainable model with the planet. That is why most national and international supermarkets are incorporating products with recycled or compostable packaging in their linear products. ADBioplastics emerged precisely to respond to this need within the food industry. Among the 8 grades that the Valencian startup has developed, the biobased, biodegradable, and compostable grade PLA-Premium E-1120 stands out. It stands out for the barrier properties it provides, far superior to those existing today in the bioplastics market, specifically the permeability to water vapor or oxygen. It also highlights the mechanical properties that enhance elasticity making the material less brittle than conventional PLA while maintaining transparency in the containers. “We can say that our PLA-Premium has become the ideal substitute for traditional plastic. To the mentioned properties, we must add the processability of our material since it behaves like a traditional plastic, even if it is a bioplastic. Besides, we focus on rigid packaging and especially on thermoformed bakery and pastry containers (clamshells)”, Lorena García, Managing Director of ADBioplastics, has said.

Different samples in pellets have been sent to several manufacturers in the food sector on a national and international scale, and the feedback has been very positive. “The coronavirus has slowed our entry into the market. Now, according to our forecasts, at the beginning of 2021 we will already start with the supply of the first orders in bakery and pastry shops”, García has explained. The reactor they have at the chemical plant can manufacture about 120 tons of PLA-Premium per year.

ADBioplastics is dedicated to the development and manufacture, to measure, of BIOplastics for the food, cosmetic, textile, 3D printing, and construction sectors. The product known as PLA-Premium is biobased because it is produced from corn, sugar cane, and/or beet, as well as biodegradable and compostable; which means that, under industrial conditions, it disintegrates 90% turning into CO2, compost, and water. A process that will help comply with the European Union’s Plastics Reduction Directive set for 2030.

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02 Nov 2020

PLA-Premium of ADBioplastics has been confirmed as the “bio” alternative to PVC for manufacturing profiles

“The key is in our mechanical properties. The resistance to the impact that we achieve is much better than that of the base PLA”, Lorena García, Managing Director of the startup, has said. PLA-Premium has been tested in several profile manufacturers, and the feedback has been tremendously positive.

PLA-Premium from ADBioplastics is emerging as the best sustainable alternative to PVC, and the key is impact resistance. With the additive developed by this Valencian startup, it has been possible to improve the basic properties of PLA to make it more flexible and less fragile. An improvement, which is especially suitable for the manufacture of biobased, biodegradable, and compostable profiles in the construction sector using the extrusion technique. According to Lorena García, Managing Director of ADBioplastics: “what we have done with our additive has been to revolutionize conventional PLA to position ourselves with a Premium version and go where it alone cannot. We not only improve the mechanical properties but also the barrier properties and the processability, maintaining transparency at all times ”.

To date, pellet samples have been sent to various profile manufacturers in the construction industry and feedback has been highly satisfactory. That is why, after the pilot-scale validation comes to the industrial scaling. “We are immersed in this second phase to be able to manufacture on a large scale and satisfy the demand of our potential customers,” García has explained. For this, a large reactor has been purchased that will allow an annual capacity of about 120 tons of PLA-Premium.

ADBioplastics, among the TOP 5 bioplastics in the world

Recently, ADBioplastics has been nominated as one of the 5 best-biobased polymer startups in the world and that have the most impact in the materials sector. Startups Insights, an Austrian-based platform dedicated to discovering cutting-edge startups, has been commissioned to carry out this exhaustive investigation in which more than 190 companies from around the world have participated. “We know that our technology company has a lot to contribute in the bioplastics sector, but we never imagined being among the top 5 in the world. A recognition that does nothing more than strengthen us in our green fight for the planet thanks to our compostable bioplastics ”, García has said.

ADBioplastics is dedicated to the development and manufacture, to measure, of BIOplastics for the food, cosmetic, textile, 3D printing, and construction sectors. The product known as PLA-Premium is biobased because it is produced from corn, sugar cane, and/or beet, as well as biodegradable and compostable; which means that, under industrial conditions, it disintegrates 90% turning into CO2, compost, and water. A process that will help comply with the European Union’s Plastics Reduction Directive set for 2030.

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14 Sep 2020

ADBioplastics is in the TOP 5 of the best-biobased polymer startups in the world

We are in the TOP 5 in the world! We are very proud and no wonder. ADBioplastics has been selected as one of the top 5 biobased polymer startups that have the most impact in the materials sector. Thank you Status Insights for choosing us after an exhaustive investigation in which more than 190 companies have participated worldwide.

We are dedicated to the development and manufacture, to measure, of BIOplastics, the most effective alternative to contribute to a greener planet. Our PLA-Premium product is biobased because it is produced from corn, sugar cane or sugarbeet, biodegradable and compostable, which means that it disintegrates to 90% in just six months, under industrial conditions. A process that will help meet the EU Plastics Reduction Directive set for 2030.

We are not only targeting the packaging sector (food and cosmetics), but we have also set our sights on two more sectors: building, profiles, and very especially, in the 3D printing sector for the manufacture of filaments. Our product has very clear competitive advantages compared to base PLA such as high printing speed, impact resistance, and printability.

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20 Feb 2020

ADBioplastics will give a pitch in the Bio-Stars session of the World Bio Markets with companies such as L´Oréal, BASF, Dupont or H&M

The great world meeting about bioeconomy will take place from March 23 to 25 in Amsterdam. ADBioplastics will also be an exhibitor with a modern stand (A1) located in the main building.

The great world meeting about bioeconomy is coming soon. The organization of the World Bio Markets, which will take place from March 23 to 25 in Amsterdam (Netherland), has announced the speakers of this edition. The European Commission, L'Oréal, BASF, Dupont, H&M or C&A, among others, will attend this two-day conference cycle. These are the most relevant companies and organizations on the world scene and those most committed to reducing emissions of greenhouses gases in the atmosphere to prevent the progressive warming of the Earth. Next to them will be ADBioplastics because this Valencian startup has been chosen among the best to participate in the Bio-Stars session, which will be held on Tuesday, March 24 at 4:00 p.m. and the speaker for pitching will be Manuel Suárez, CEO of the company. “We are very proud that they have chosen us. We will be in front of investors such as ING, Rabobank, SC Ventures, BDI Holding GmbH, Capricorn and Anterra capital. Our PLA-Premium product brings a lot of value to society and this deserves a loudspeaker to the sustainable world”, Suarez has said.

Exhibitor at the World Bio Markets 2020

ADBioplastics will also be an exhibitor of the World Bio Markets. In front of the Stand A1 located in the main building, the CEO will be surrounded by the Chief Technical Officer (CTO), José Á. Ramos, and the Project Manager, Iván Navarro. “It is not the first time we will be there. Last year, we were visitors and after analysing its potential, we have decided to come as exhibitors in this edition”, Suarez has explained. The presence of ADBioplastics in this world meeting with the bioeconomy is generating a lot of expectations. During those two days in Amsterdam, the startup will present the advances in bioplastics with extrusion-thermoforming, injection, and injection blowing for different sectors.

World Bio Markets is the only event that focuses on the commercialization of the bioeconomy connecting brands and retailers across the entire value chain. The goal is to drive change through commercially viable innovation and being sustainable with the planet. In this edition will attend 600 attendees, 200 companies and up to 100 speakers. Come and visit us at our Stand A1. We will be waiting for you!

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10 Feb 2020

ADBioplastics attends the 14th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin as an exhibitor with BASF, NatureWorks, and Novamont, among others

After the success of the last edition, this congress is consolidated as the leading business platform to boost the global bioplastics industry.

The debate on the future of bioplastics starts tomorrow in Berlin (Germany) and ADBioplastics will not miss the appointment. This is the 14th edition of the European Bioplastics Conference, organized by European Bioplastics Association, which will take place on December 3 and 4 at the Titanic Chaussee Hotel in the German capital. As exhibitors of the leading business platform to boost the global bioplastics industry, ADBioplastics will share space with BASF, the leading multinational in the chemical industry, NatureWorks, North American manufacturer of PLA, Novamont or ITENE, among others. At the head of the startup stand will be the entire technical department, José Ángel Ramos, CTO, and Iván Navarro, Project Manager, both PhDs in materials and polymers, as well as the CEO of the startup, José Manuel Suárez.

With all the EU regulations for 2030, the intense debate about the future of traditional plastics has opened up many opportunities for bioplastics. That is precisely where the biobased and compostable PLA-Premium product is framed, which manufactures custom ADBioplastics, to promote the circular economy. This startup focuses on three sectors: food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals by extrusion-thermoforming, injection, and injection blowing techniques.

Speakers in the European Bioplastics

During these two days, this Congress will host keynote speakers. Werner Bosmans, DG Environment of the European Commission, will talk about European politics and bioplastics in the circular economy; Clément Affholder, Innovation Manager of VAUDE, will address bioplastics from the perspective of a brand owner and Carmen Arndt, Project Coordinator at IfBB, who will focus on the challenges of bioplastics in marine biodegradability. This event will serve to address the main challenges facing the planet: manufacturers, brands, policymakers, institutions, and NGOs.

In the last edition, the 13th European Bioplastics Conference, there was an attendance record with a total of 420 participants from 255 companies and 45 different countries. All of them could catch up with the latest trends and developments in the bioplastics industry throughout the value chain. Come and visit us at our stand!

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06 Feb 2020

Iván Navarro, Project Manager at ADBioplastics: “At the K 2019 trade fair, manufacturers were desperately looking for biodegradable solutions”

ADBioplastics takes stock of its passage through the K 2019 trade fair, which took place from October 16 to 23, interviewing Iván Navarro, Ph.D. in materials and Project Manager of this startup. Considered the number one of the plastics and rubber industry, K 2019 has hosted 225,000 visitors from 168 countries and 3,300 exhibitors for 8 days. Without a doubt, it has exceeded all the expectations.

Q. How would you summarize this K 2019 fair edition?

A. If I had to make a headline it would be “desperate search for biodegradable alternatives”. Besides, there was much confusion with the biodegradable and compostable terms among the plastic transformers themselves. More information and education is needed before the European regulations of 2030

Q. What kinf of information?

A. Many visitors told us that they had bought bio-polyethylene because it was biobased, but they were surprised when it did not biodegrade later. If the plastic users themselves get confused, something is wrong.

Q. The K fair is a worldwide reference. Precisely in this edition has hosted 225,000 visitors from 168 countries, how are the regulations beyond the European Union?

A. In many countries, legislation is very restrictive. In Ecuador, Peru, and even Mexico, they have already banned single-use, as well as in India. The majority of visitors from those countries were looking for alternatives to supply the market.

Q. What have been the nationalities which most sought the startup ADBioplastics?

A. We have been very surprised by the number of Indian visitors who have come to our stand interested in our product, PLA-Premium. Other nationalities that have also visited are those mentioned above for the new regulation, as well as potential German clients because the fair was held in Düsseldorf (Germany).

Q. What was the star product of the fair?

A. Undoubtedly, biodegradable bags, and single-use for the global restriction.

Q. And from ADBioplastics, what have you presented specifically?

A. In our case, we have presented the bioplastic advances with extrusion-thermoforming, injection, and injection blowing for different sectors such as food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical.

Q. To sum up, how was the fair for ADBioplastics as a startup?

A. It has been apotheosis. Our PLA-Premium product, with improved properties, has revolutionized the bioplastics market and everyone wanted to exchange business cards for future business. We have returned with about 700 cards between manufacturers and investors since we are in a round of financing. So, no doubt, we will repeat in the next edition of 2022.

During the 8 days of the fair, this event has hosted 3,300 exhibitors from 63 countries. All have shown the commitment to sustainability and the use of sustainable materials, saving resources and improving recyclability processes.

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About us

Company portrait

ADBioplastics is a startup dedicated to the development and commercial exploitation of custom-made BIOplastics and additives, a strong alternative to save the planet replacing the traditional plastic based on fossil fuels and very polluting.

Our material is biobased and compostable. Biobased from the origin because they are produced by corn, sugar cane, and sugar beet to renewable and compostable. The material goes down within six months in an industrial composting process. A process that will help manufacturers in the food sector to fulfill the EU´s Strategy of plastic reduction by 2030 as well as make the world a better place, our leitmotiv.

With our background (ITENE spin-off) we are able to modify a BIOpolymer PLA into a PLA-Premium and improve its properties such as:

- Higher barrier OTR/WVTR than PLA
- Thermal stability and improved mechanical properties
- Tunable transparency
- Good processability

Company data

Sales volume < 1 Mio US $
Export content max. 10%
Number of employees 1-19
Foundation 2016
Target groups
  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals