Collaboration with Floreon to extend performance of biopolymers
Clariant’s (Muttenz / Switzerland; Additives business and Floreon Transforming Packaging (Sheffield / UK; are teaming up to extend the performance and market potential of biopolymers.

The Clariant and Floreon partnership plans to improve the properties of high-performance biopolymers (Photo: Floreon)
A small UK-based bioplastics producer, Floreon develops and markets proprietary compounds based on PLA and containing between 70% and 90% plant-based feedstocks. They are said to be mechanically tougher than traditional PLA and can deliver significant energy savings in processing. The compounds are also recyclable and can be composted via industrial composting. These attributes, said Clariant, make Floreon’s materials viable for applications where contamination with food waste and organic matter currently make mechanical recycling unfeasible.

Markets that could benefit from the enhanced grades include rigid and flexible packaging, E&E equipment, hygiene products, consumer goods and automotive. “Floreon has the potential to transform not just packaging but many industries, and we expect to launch our first product from this collaboration into market during the first half of 2020,” said Floreon’s CEO Shaun Chatterton.

At the “K 2019” ( plastics trade fair, Clariant introduced several bio-based additives. These included “Exolit” OP Terra, “Licocene” Terra and “Licocare” RBW Vita – see of 22.10.2019.
23.03.2020 [244760-0]
Published on 23.03.2020

© 2001-2022  |  Imprint  |  Privacy  |  Cookie settings is a business information platform for the European plastics industry. It is part of KI Kunststoff Information and PIE Plastics Information Europe, one of the leading content providers for the European plastics industry. We offer daily updated business news and reports, in-depth market analysis, polymer prices and other services for the international plastics industry, including a suppliers guide, career opportunities, a trade name directory and videos.

News | Polymer Prices | Material Databases | Plastics Exchange | Suppliers Guide | Jobs | Trade Names | Videos | Associations & Institutions | Register | Advertising

PIE – Plastics Information Europe | KI – Kunststoff Information | KunststoffWeb | Plastics Material Exchange | Polyglobe | K-Profi
© 2001-2022 by, Bad Homburg
Date of print: 18.08.2022 01:08:58   (Ref: 642288211)
Text and images are subject to copyright and other laws for protection of intellectual property.
Any duplication or distribution in any media as a whole or in parts requires prior written approval by Plasteurope. URL: