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We are here to launch a new era that not only sustains the future but also reestablish all its possibilities

ERT brings a new standard of plant-based materials to the market. It is a versatile alternative to petroleum-based packaging that saves our natural resources, reducing our carbon footprint and contributing to the future of the planet.

Our biopolymers are biodegradable, compostable and perform similarly to conventional fossil-based plastic. Our PLA SFRP® technology is 5 times more resistant than a conventional PLA and has processing parameters remarkably similar to conventional plastic.

A new possibility for industries in different segments:

Cosmetic and
Pharmaceutical
Rigid and
Flexible Packaging
Food and
Drinks
3D Printing Filaments

Discover the uses for the new generation of bioplastics.

Rigid Bioplastics

This use combines the benefits of good impact resistance from our patented SFRP® technology with biocompounds low carbon footprint. The series for this application are Series 10, Series 20, Series 30 and Series 60. They are ideal for injected packaging in general in the cosmetic, food, and vitamin segments, in addition to disposable cutlery, thermoformed products, and many other uses.

Flexible Bioplastics

Flexible Bioplastics are multifunctional and can be used in different market niches. In addition, they are reliable, low-cost, and effective replacements for conventional plastics in all kinds of use. Series 40 covers this kind of application with flexible films and proprietary technologies. They can be used in products such as sacks, bags, packaging, paper coating, and many others.

Bioplastics for 3D Printer Filaments

The growth of 3D printing brought the need for increasingly sustainable materials, and ERT has developed a high performance solution with all the sustainable characteristics of PLA. The solutions presented here are ideal products for this purpose, with all the support offered by technology. This is represented by series number 50, whose solution is a compound developed for the manufacture of 3D printing monofilament products.

Our technology is unique.
As unique as the challenge to make
a sustainable world.

Series 10

Short fiber reinforced PLA - SFRP®

Series 20

Mineral-filled reinforced PLA

Series 30

Natural fiber reinforced PLA

Series 40

Flexible films

Series 50

Bioplastics for 3D Filaments

Series 60

Crystallized PLA compound

Certifications and standards

We have solutions backed by certifications and technical standards, which guarantee the quality and safety of our biopolymers, widely recognized in the international market. ERT products meet international standards for composting and biobased content. For more information about which of our products have certifications, contact us.

Important: Please note that even while certain ERT products are certified, the finished products made from these certified raw materials do not inherently comply with TUV norms. To assert compliance, they must undergo certification individually.

Ask your questions about
the universe of bioplastics.

The products are composed of bioplastic, a renewable (biobased) and compostable material.

A plastic material is defined as a bioplastic if it originates from a renewable source or if it is compostable after use at the end of its life.

Plastic is said to be compostable if its material transforms into organic matter (fertilizer) when undergoes specific conditions of temperature, humidity, presence of microorganisms and oxygen.

These conditions are described in standards such as EN 13432 (European Industrial Composting Standard) and ASTM D6400 (North American Standard). The regulation of the composting process determines that the material must degrade 90% of its mass in up to 180 days (6 months).

The term “biobased” or “biological base” means that the material or product is derived from a renewable source (e.g., corn, sugarcane, or cellulose). ERT’s products are derived from sugarcane.

ERT’s bioplastics are produced using Earth Renewable Technologies® patented technology and expertise in the production of compostable bioplastics.

The studies on compostability follow the EN 13432 standard.

TUV Austria is the certifying body, following the EN 13432 standard. Laboratory reports are made at Mérieux NutriSciences.

The material is composted in an industrial and/or domestic composting process. The process of composting materials occurs by the action of microorganisms and depends on favorable conditions such as temperature, humidity, presence of organic residues and exposure to heat. After composting, the product becomes organic waste (fertilizer).

Yes, it is. But we prefer to use the term ‘compostable’.

Following the EN 13432 standard, considering the conditions of an industrial composter, the product will decompose in up to 180 days (6 months).

Yes, it can. As it is a compostable material, like all organic waste, it can be disposed of for composting with other organic waste such as food scraps, peels and husks, coffee grounds, garden pruning, leaves, seeds, in addition to other compostable packaging.

No, this material is considered a bioplastic, composed of raw materials from renewable sources and/or compostable after use.

Not at all! Compostable is related to a really sustainable end of life, whose result is biomass and natural gases. Oxo-biodegradable plastics are conventional plastics (originated from petroleum) that receive additives (oxo-biodegradable additive) in their composition that causes the plastic to be fragmented into tiny particles, the so-called microplastics. These kinds of plastic do not meet national and international technical standards on biodegradation. Therefore, they are neither biodegradable nor compostable.

PLA (polylactic acid) is a biopolymer that originates from a renewable source and is compostable after use at the end of its life. This biopolymer is made up of lactic acid molecules obtained through the fermentation process of sugars from renewable sources such as corn and sugar cane.

Interested?
If your company seeks sustainability and innovation, replacing conventional plastic with packaging with less impact on the environment, you need to know more about ERT and our solutions.