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Compostable coffee capsules from BASF

Since the end of 2012, the Swiss Coffee Company is offering coffee in compostable plastic capsules in an aroma-type barrier packaging together with coffee machines in Switzerland under the brand name beanarella. The capsules are made from BASF’s compostable plastic ecovio®. The company said this is the first application for their injection molding grade ecovio® IS1335. The material is being used in combination with an ecovio®-based multi-layer system with specific barrier properties.

The primary fields of application for their ecovio® have been bags for collecting biodegradable waste and mulch film.

BASF Ecovio in coffee capsules

BASF Ecovio in coffee capsules

 

About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype? Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry. She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.

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