Nature to Nature
Everyone has heard that plastic is a big environmental menace, however there is the better alternative to prevent our earth from becoming a plastic planet. This environmentally friendly alternative is “bioplastic” which is made from sustainable sources that naturally decays faster than traditional plastics. However, it is not widely used in plastic manufacturing because bioplastics are still expensive compared with conventional plastics.
SMS has developed innovative solutions to solve this challenge with TAPIOPLAST®, a thermoplastic starch produced from modified starch, that is easily decomposed by the microorganisms in soil at ambient temperatures. TAPIOPLAST® has excellent compatibility with PBAT, PLA and other biodegradable resins to create sustainable bioplastic materials at a reasonable cost with a controllable decomposition time.