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.