New Plastics Innovation Prize for bioORMOCER® Development
Plastic waste from packaging can be found everywhere. This does not only meet the eye but is one of the major hazards for the environment, for nature as a whole, and since it began to enter our food chain, for mankind.
bioORMOCER®s, a new class of materials developed by the Fraunhofer ISC, now offer an excellent opportunity to help bioplastic solutions conquer the hitherto untapped packaging market for food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. bioORMOCER®s are completely compostable and can easily be applied onto bioplastics or conventional plastics as a barrier coating. They can even turn conventional packaging films into recyclable materials.
This innovative solution was awarded the New Plastics Innovation Prize on the occasion of the World Economics Forum held in Davos. The prize was given by the New Plastics Economy Initative of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in answer to their latest Materials Challenge which invited applicants to submit their ideas for innovative materials or designs.
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